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    Knowledge creation on China, from proven China experts.

  • Faculty & Research

    Knowledge creation on China, from proven China experts.

  • Faculty & Research

    Knowledge creation on China, from proven China experts.


Faculty Profiles


Huang, Philip Y.

Visiting Professor of Operations Management, CEIBS

Dr. Philip Y. Huang is Visiting Professor of Operations Management at CEIBS. Before joining CEIBS, Dr. Huang was Suzanne Parker Thornhill Professor of Management Science and Information Technology at Virginia Tech. Dr. Huang served as a technical consultant to the United Nations Development Programme in China from 1988 till 1992. In that capacity, Dr. Huang organised and led several groups of American management experts visiting China and providing the state-owned industries with lectures, trainings, and consultations. Dr. Huang served as an Overseas Honorary Board Member of Shanghai International Friendship and Exchange Council, and Suzhou International Exchange Council. He was also an Academic Advisor to Zhejiang Research Institute of Modern Management in Hangzhou, China. In addition, Dr. Huang was the President of the American Chinese Management Educators Association. He has been a member of the Virginia Advisory Committee of the United States Commission on Civil Rights since 1996. Dr. Huang was the Acting Director of the Pamplin College's Center for Electronic Commerce at Virginia Tech. He was also the Founder and Faculty Advisor to the Virginia Tech Student Affiliate Chapter of the American Production and Inventory Control Society.

Dr. Huang received a Ph.D. in Business Administration and M.A. in Economics from Pennsylvania State University, and B.A. in Economics from the National Taiwan University. He is a Certified Fellow (CFPIM) of the American Production and Inventory Control Society and the recipient of the 1998 Alumni Award for Excellence in International Programmes at Virginia Tech. Dr. Huang had also twice received Fulbright Fellowships that supported his research on global supply chain management (Portugal, 2003) and factory automation (Japan, 1987). Dr. Huang has taught MBA courses in several international business schools in Taiwan, China, Germany, and Portugal. He has also taught numerous short courses at AT&T's School of Business, Transportation Construction Management Institute, Virginia Manufacturing Association, American Electric Power Company, Roanoke Times and World Report, and China Productivity Centre in Taiwan. Dr. Huang received the R. B. Pamplin College of Business Excellence in Teaching Award and the Holtzman Outstanding Educator Award.

Dr. Huang was a member of the Editorial Review Boards of the Journal of Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, and Southern Business & Economic Journal. He has published numerous articles in journals including Decision Sciences, IIE Transactions, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, International Journal of Production Research, Annals of Operations Research, Manufacturing Review, Industrial Engineering, Industrial Management, Production and Inventory Management, and others. His article on just-in-time production published in Decision Sciences was selected as the recipient of the Stanley T. Hardy Best Paper Award. Dr. Huang also translated Professor Yasuhiro Monden's Toyota Production System in Chinese, which was published by the China Productivity Center in Taipei. On June 13, 1992, Dr. Huang was featured in a full-page special report on the concepts of modern operations management in Shanghai's Wen Hui Daily.

  • 1978 Ph.D.in Business Administration, Pennsylvania State University
  • 1974 MA, Pennsylvania State University
  • 1969 BA, National Taiwan University
  • Lean manufacturing
  • Total quality management
  • Supply chain management
  • Reconfigurable/Holonic manufacturing
  • Supplier quality management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Enterprise Resources Planning
  • Global Operations Management
  • Lean Manufacturing

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