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Dr Yu (Jack) Gong PhD, FHEA, MSc, BSc

Lecturer in Operations Management, Director CORMSIS Business Liaison (China)

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Dr Yu (Jack) Gong is Lecturer in Operations Management, Director CORMSIS Business Liaison (China) at Southampton Business School, University of Southampton, UK.

He obtained his PhD at the University of Exeter (2013-2016), MSc in Logistics and Supply chain management at Cranfield University (2009-2010). He has publications in high quality journals such as: International Journal of Operations & Production Management, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Production Research, Industrial Marketing Management, Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, and has published several teaching cases. His main research interests are sustainable supply chain management and supply chain innovation. He has a track record of engaging multinational companies in research such as IKEA, Nestle, and Tetra Pak.

Prior to his academic career, he had three years’ working experience in management consulting firms in both Malaysia and China providing service to various large scale multinational companies. He has extensive project management experiences serving companies including 3M, Nestle Malaysia, Zuellig Pharma, TCL Corporation, Power Construction Corporation of China (PCCC) and BMW Brilliance.


2013 - 2016 PhD in Management, University of Exeter, UK

2017 - 2019 Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCert), University of Southampton, UK

2009 - 2010 MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Cranfield University, UK

2004 - 2008 B.E. Logistics Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China

2006 - 2008 B.A. Public Administration, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China


Research interests

  • Sustainable supply chain management;
  • Supply chain leadership/followership;
  • Supply chain learning;
  • Supply chain innovation;
  • Qualitative research methods.

Dr Yu (Jack) Gong welcomes PhD applications in the above areas.

PhD Supervision

  • Miss Chen Zhang (Sep 2018 – Sep 2021 predicted), “The application of Blockchain technology in food supply chain management”, Supervisors: Prof Steve Brown, Dr Yu Gong;
  • Mr. Mohammed Alharithi (Feb 2019 – Feb 2022 predicted), “An investigation into the integration of sustainability in project management of not-for-profit organisations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia”, Supervisors: Dr Yu Gong, Dr Serkan Ceylan, Prof Steve Brown;
  • Mr. Hang Yu (Sep 2019 – Sep 2022 predicted), “The competitiveness of port supply chain: a comparison between the UK and China”, Supervisors: Dr Yu Gong, Prof Steve Brown;
  • Mr. Saiful Islam (Sep 2019 – Sep 2022 predicted), “Sustainable textile supply chain management in Bangladesh”, Supervisors: Dr Yu Gong, Dr Taposh Kumar Roy, Prof Steve Brown;
  • Mr. Yaobo Wang (Feb 2020 – Feb 2023 predicted), “Integration of ERP and management accounting information system”, Supervisors: Dr Pingli Li, Dr Mahmoud Al-Sayed, Dr Yu Gong;
  • Mr. Shenghao Xie (Sep 2020 – Sep 2023 predicted), “The application of blockchain technology in recycling”, Supervisors: Dr Yu Gong, Prof Steve Brown;
  • Mr. Da Xu (Sep 2020 – Sep 2023 predicted), “The influence of Additive Manufacturing on the sustainability of supply chains”, Supervisors: Dr Regina Frei, Dr Yu Gong and Dr Nicholas Dacre

Research projects

  • 01/2020: “Sustainable seaports: a comparison between the UK and China”, Southampton Confucius Institute, PI, £3,450
  • 12/2019: “Blockchain driven sustainable dairy supply chain”, Southampton Business School small grant, PI, £5,000
  • 10/2018: “Sustainable seaports in China”, Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute, PI, £10,000
  • 12/2017: “Circular Supply Chains in Emerging Economies – A comparative study of packaging recovery ecosystems in China and Brazil”, British Academy, project member, £9,970.
  • 06/2017: “Sustaining Urban Habitats: An Interdisciplinary Approach”, Leverhulme Trust Grant, project member, £1.75 million.
  • 06/2017: “Packaging recycling: a comparison between China and Brazil”, Santander UoS Latin America Fund, PI, £1,000
  • 03/2017: “SME’s supply chain learning of sustainability”, Southampton Business School small grant, PI, £5,000


Research group


Affiliate research groups

Business, Nature and Value, Laboratory for Urban Complexity And Sustainability

Director CORMSIS Business Liaison (China)

Internal and external examiner in Doctorate Viva;

Editorial board of the Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management.

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    MANG2021 : Operations Management (module leader)
    MANG3078 : Strategic Operations Management (tutorial lecturer)
    MANG6315:  Principles of Supply Chain Management (module leader)
    MANG6316 : Purchasing and Supply Management (guest lecturer)


    Dr Yu (Jack) Gong
    Southampton Business School, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK

    Room Number : 2/5047

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