Operations & Information Management Group
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- PgC in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Aston University, 2009
- PhD in Operations Research, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2004
- BEng with First Class Honors in Manufacturing Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2000
Dr William Ho has worked at the Aston University Business School since June 2005. Before joining Aston, he had worked as a Research Associate in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. During his BEng and PhD studies, he received plenty of scholarships and honors.
He enjoys teaching and continuous learning. He obtained the Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education from Aston University in 2009, and he is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK. In 2010, he obtained the Aston Excellence Award - Outstanding Teacher of the Year. Besides teaching at Aston, he has been invited as a Visiting Lecturer at the Rouen Business School in France, the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration in Austria, and the University of Regensburg in Germany.
His research interests include supply chain management, transportation and logistics management, production and operations management, and operations research. He has published extensively in various international journals like Computers and Operations Research, Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, European Journal of Operational Research, Expert Systems with Applications, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Production Research, Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, and so on. His first authored book was published in 2006. He is an Editorial Board member of the International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, and an Associate Editor of the OR Insights journal. Currently, he is undertaking several externally funded research projects, and supervising several DBA and PhD students.
Refereed Journal Articles
Marra, M., Ho, W., Edwards, J. (2012) Supply chain knowledge management: A literature review. Expert Systems with Applications, 39, 6103-6110.
Emrouznejad, A., et a., Ho, W., (2011) An alternative formulation for the fuzzy assignment problem. Journal of the Operational Research Society.
Lee, C.K.M., Ho, W., G.T.S., Lau, H.C.W. (2011) Design and development of logistics workflow systems for demand management with RFID. Expert Systems with Applications, 38(5) 5428-5437.
Lee, C.K.M., Lin, D., Ho, W., Wu, Z. (2011) Design of a genetic algorithm for bi-objective flow shop scheduling problems with re-entrant jobs. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 56, 1105-1113.
Ho, W., Dey, P., Lockstrom, M. (2011) Strategic sourcing: A combined QFD and AHP approach in manufacturing. Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, 16(6), 446-461.
Ho, W., Ji, P. (2010) Integrated component scheduling models for chip shooter machines. International Journal of Production Economics, 123(1), 31-41.
Ho, W., Xu, X., Dey, P. (2010) Multi-criteria decision making approaches for supplier evaluation and selection: a literature review. European Journal of Operational Research, 202(1), 16-24.
Ho, W., Lee, C.K.M., Ho, G.T.S. (2010) Multiple criteria optimization of contemporary logistics distribution network problems. OR Insight, 23, 27-43.
Emrouznejad, A., Ho, W. (2012) Applied Operational Research with SAS. CRC Press.
Ho, W., Ji, P. (2006) Optimal Production Planning for PCB Assembly. Springer Series in Advanced Manufacturing.
Ho, W., Lee, C.K.M. (2007) Demand forecasting in logistics: analytic hierarchy process and genetic algorithm-based multiple regression analysis. Logistics Engineering Handbook (pp. 131-147) CRC Press.
Dey, P., Ho, W. "Supplier performance evaluation using combined quality function deployment and the Analytic Hierarchy Process," 23rd Symposium on QFD, San Diego, 2011.
Marra, M., Ho, W., Edwards, J., "Managing supply chain knowledge in the new product development process: A social network analysis approach," IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Singapore, 2011.
Ho, W. "An integrated analytical approach for selecting suppliers strategically," Proceedings of the 3rd World Conference on Production and Operations Management (POM), Tokyo, Japan, August 5-7, 2011.
Scott, J., Ho, W., Dey, P. "Fuel supplier for large scale UK bioenergy schemes," World Renewable Energy Congress, Sweden, May 8-13, 2011.
KTP Project, Altruistic Medical Ltd. (2009-Present)
DBA Student, Department for Work and Pensions, Warrington (2009-Present)
CASE Project, Enco Energy (2009-Present)
CASE Project, Express Energy (2009-Present)
DBA Student, Hull City Council (2009-Present)
DBA Student, Accenture, Germany (2008-Present)