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Kurt Y. Liu is a Reader in Supply Chain Analytics at the Department of Engineering Systems & Supply Chain Management (ESSCM). He joined Aston University in January 2023.

Prior to that, he was a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Supply Chain Analytics at Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow (2020-2022), and a Lecturer in Operations management at University of Birmingham (2016-2020).


  • PhD in Engineering, Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), University of Cambridge, UK, 2015.
  • Master of Logistics Management & Master of Transport Management, Institute for Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS), University of Sydney, Australia, 2009.
  • Bachelor of E-Commerce, Major: Supply Chain Management, University of Waikato, New Zealand & Arizona State University, USA, 2006

Research Interests

  • Supply Chain Analytics (incl. Big data analytics, Machine learning & AI for effective Supply Chain & Logistics Management)
  • Supply Chain Digitalisation & Transformation
  • Sustainable Supply Chain Management
  • Supply Chain Configuration & Capabilities
  • Business Ecosystem, Digital Economy & International Business

PhD Supervision

  • Yutong Bai, University of Glasgow (External)
  • Eunsang Lee, University of Glasgow (External)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production


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