Professor Kim Hua Tan

Professor Hua Tan
Nottingham University Business School
+44 (0)115 8467 749

Expertise summary

Accelerated product innovation, lean management, supply chain management, sustainable operations, lean green, operations strategy implementation

Asia expertise: Supply chain and manufacturing operations in ASEAN, China, and Japan. Helped ASEAN firms to develop and commercialise new products globally. Currently working on Belt and Road Initiatives focusing on supply chain innovation. Prior to academia, worked as a production executive capacity in MNCs in Malaysia.

Consultancy and Research:  Professor Tan is happy to explore opportunities to undertake consultancy and research work with external organisations.

Policy credentials

Papers cited in the 2014 whitepaper by Japan's Economics, Trade and Industry (METI) on policy guiding Japanese SMEs to innovate and independently expand their products/services into global markets.

Industry credentials

Shell, BAT, CRRC, Innovation (Apple tier one supplier), Starlite, Digipas, Malaysia SME Corp, Xiaomi etc.


Media Relations - External Relations

The University of Nottingham
YANG Fujia Building
Jubilee Campus
Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 1BB

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 5798