• Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Digital Transformation, Warehouse Design and Operations, System Dynamics Modelling

Research Interests

  • System Dynamics Modelling, Warehouse Optimization, Process Improvement, Digital Transformation, Blockchain Design and Development
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Albert Wee Kwan Tan, PhD

Associate Professor
Academic Program Director, Online Master in Business Administration

Academic Background

  • PhD in Operations Management, Nanyang Technological University, MAE, Singapore
  • Master in Business Studies, National University of Ireland
  • Bachelor in Information Technology, University of Southern Queensland

Professional and Academic Experience

  • Associate Professor, Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (MISI)
  • Associate Research at MIT SCALE Global Network, Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (MISI)
  • Adjunct Professor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Asia
  • Adjunct Professor, Curtin University, Australia
  • Business Process Consultant and Board of Examiner, Singapore Manufacturer’s Federation (SMA)
  • Program Director for Double MSc Logistics and SCM Program, The Logistics Institute Asia Pacific, National University of Singapore and Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Head of MSc Logistics and SCM Program School of Business, University of Wollongong, Dubai
  • Senior Lecturer, Institute of Systems Science, National University of Singapore
  • Director Manufacturing and Logistics Cluster, Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore
  • Principal Consultant, Oracle Asia Pacific

Affiliations, Awards, and Honors

  • Special Issue Editor, Systems: Blockchain Technology in Supply Chain Management and Logistics
  • Editorial Team, Supply Chain Research
  • Affiliated Members & Research Associates, Center for Supply Chain Excellence, Middlesex University Dubai
  • Reviewer, Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics
  • Editorial Review Board Member, International Journal of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management


  • Wahab, S.N., Tan, A., & Roche, O. P. (2024). Identifying supply chain manager leadership skills and competencies gaps in Malaysia. Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning.
  • Wahab, S., Tan, A., & Roche, O. P. (2023). Comparison of cross-border reverse logistics of a fast fashion brand in China. Operations and Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, 16(1), 25-35.
  • Kritchanchai, D., Wahab, S. N., Tan, A., & Mak, T. (2022). An analytical hierarchy process-based decision making for sustainable medical devices development. LogForum,18 (4), 481-493.
  • Sun, Q., Dong, M., & Tan, A. (2022). An order allocation methodology based on customer repurchase motivation drivers using blockchain technology. Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, 56, 101218.
  • Gligor, D. M., Sramek, B., Tan, A. Vitale, A., Russo, I., Golgeci, I., & Wan, X. (2022). Utilizing blockchain technology for supply chain transparency: A resource orchestration perspective. Journal of Business Logistics, 43(1), 140-159.
  • Tan, A., Gligor, D., & Ngah, A. (2020). Applying blockchain for halal food traceability. International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications.
  • Pham, T. N., Tan, A., & Ang, A. (2020). Determining safety stock for an Omni-Channel environment. International Journal of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management, 13(2), DOI: 10.4018/IJISSCM.2020040104.
  • Tan, A., & Gligor, D. (2019). A decision-making framework for inventory positioning in an omnichannel business environment. International Journal of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management,12(1), 81-94. DOI: 10.4018/IJISSCM.2019010105.
  • Chanchaichujit, J., Pham, Q. C., & Tan, A. (2019). Sustainable supply chain management: A literature review of recent mathematical modelling approaches. International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, 33(4), 467-496.
  • Gligor, D., Tan, A., & Nguyen, T. N. T. (2018). The obstacles to cold chain implementation in developing countries: insights from Vietnam. International Journal of Logistics Management, 29(3), 942-958.
  • Tan, A., Yifei, Z, & Halliday, T. (2018). A blockchain model for less container load operations in China. International Journal of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management, 11(2), 39-53. DOI: 10.4018/IJISSCM.2018040103.
  • Tan, A., & Mitra, S. (2016). Food Malayan Berhad’s intention to grow its businesses. South Asian Journal of Business and Management Cases, 5(1), 72–81.
  • Tan, A., Yifei, Z., Zhang, D., & Hilmola, O. P. (2014). State of third party logistics providers in China. Industrial Management and Data Systems, 114(9), 1322-1343.
  • Tan, A., Kumar, A., & Sundarakani, B. (2013). Analysis of reverse logistics operations for a computer company. International Journal of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management, 4(4), 67-75. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2461-0.ch011.


  • Sunmola, F. T., Burgess, P., & Tan, A. (2021). Building blocks for blockchain adoption in digital transformation of sustainable supply chains. Procedia Manufacturing, 55, 513-520.


  • Tan, A., Balasubramanian, S., & Wahab, S. N. (2022). Essential skills and competencies for supply chain professionals and future leaders in Asia A framework for planning and managing supply chain talents. USA: World Scientific Publishing Co., Inc.
  • Tan, A., & Shukkla. S. (2021). Digital Transformation of the Supply Chain: A Practical Guide for Executives. World Scientific Book.
  • Chanchaichujit, J., Tan, A., Meng, F., & Eaimkhong, S. (2019). Healthcare 4.0 Next Generation Processes with the Latest Technologies. Palgrave Pivot, Singapore.

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