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Zhiqin Ni

Associate Professor of Practice

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Mr. Ni is an associate professor in practice in IBSS Xian Jiaotong Liverpool University, Suzhou, China. He received a Bachelor of Engineering and Master of Business Administration from Wuhan University. He is also a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Nottingham. He is currently serving as Program Director of MSc. project management and Deputy Director of Operation and Supply Chain Excellence Centre. He has abundant industrial experience in multinational companies such as IBM, Baxter, and Wittur assuming different roles as demand planner, planning manager, supply chain manager, and senior logistics manager before joining IBSS.His research interests mainly focus on sustainable production optimisation, waste management multiple objective decisions, reverse logistics, IoT integrated logistic management etc. He has published many articles in domestic and international journals and acts as principal investigator or co-investigator in many research projects. The total granted fund is over 1 million RMB. He is also active in social roles. He is a member of the China Project Management Research Committee and a consultant of the Suzhou Logistics and Purchasing Association. He is also a certified project manager (IPMP-C) by the International Project Management Association (IPMA).

倪志勤先生是中国苏州西交利物浦大学国际商学院的实践副教授。他拥有武汉大学工学学士和工商管理硕士学位。他也是英国诺丁汉大学的博士学位候选人。他目前担任商学院项目管理硕士专业主任和运营与供应链卓越中心副主任。在加入国际商学院之前,他在 IBM、Baxter 和 Wittur 等跨国公司担任过需求计划员、计划经理、供应链经理和高级物流经理等不同角色,拥有丰富的行业经验。他的主要研究方向为可持续运营优化,废物管理多目标决策,逆向物流设计等,他在国内外期刊上发表多篇文章,并主导了多个研究项目,获得项目基金100多万元, 发明专利2项。他也活跃于社会角色, 他是中国项目管理研究委员会的会员,苏州物流与采购联合会顾问。他同时也是国际项目管理协会IPMA认证的项目经理,持有IPMP-C级证书。

Research interests

Sustainable operation optimization.

Multiple objective decision-making.

Product recovery management

Reverse logistics applications


Associate Professor in Practice, IBSS, XJTLU, 2020-present

Lecturer, Soochow University ATC, 2019-2020

Senior logistics manager, Wittur, 2015-2019

Supply chain manager, BAC, 2013-2015

Supply chain manager, Baxter, 2010-2013

Planning manager, Littelfuse, 2006-2010

Planner, IBM, 2000-2006


IOM906 Preparing for PMP Certification

IOM433 Project Management Software Trainning

IOM421 Dissertation/FYP

IOM415 Supply Chain Management Dissertation

IOM901 Project Management

MAN431 Logistics and Physical Distribution

Man471 Fundamentals of Project Management

Awards and honours

2021-2022 AY, Service Excellence Award- Academic Faculty, IBSS, XJTLU

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D. Candidate, University of Nottingham, 2020-present

Master of Business Administration, Wuhan University, 2004-2007

Bacherlor of Engineering, Wuhan University, 1996-2000

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