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Yingli Wang is a lecturer in logistics and operations management at Cardiff Business School. She obtained her first degree in Food Manufacturing from China in 1995, an MBA in IT with Distinction in 2003 from Coventry University and a PhD in logistics from Cardiff University in 2008. Her PhD research focused on the potential relational, process and technological configurations between organisations when using Electronic Logistics Marketplaces (ELMs) for transport provision.
Yingli Wang subsequently received the highly prestigious James Cooper Memorial Cup for 2009, awarded by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) in recognition of her contribution, particularly in inventing the ELM concept. Her research on e-logistics has attracted funding from various funding bodies such as Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), European Regional Development Funding (ERDF), Welsh Government, Highways England, Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) and Department for Transport (DfT).
Yingli Wang is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT). Before embarking on her academic career, she worked for over 8 years at Nestlé China in various senior managerial roles.