Stanley Frederick W.T. Lim

Stanley Frederick W.T. Lim
Michigan State University | MSU · Department of Supply Chain Management

PhD

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Introduction
Research Interests: - Empirical retail operations management - Economics of distribution services; Applications: - Food value chains - Omnichannel retailing - Last-mile delivery; Methodology interests: - Econometric Modeling - Quasi-experimental design - Data analytics and statistical machine learning - Case-based Research - Twitter handle: @RetailOpsProf
Additional affiliations
August 2013 - May 2014
Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech)
Position
  • Research Assistant
Description
  • Research work on Vehicle Routing Problems with application in Urban Logistics
Education
January 2012 - February 2014
Warwick Business School
Field of study
  • Business Administration

Publications

Publications (24)
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Fulfillment strategies that offer consumers a consistent shopping experience across different channels and devices through a variety of last-mile delivery options have emerged as a powerful engine for growth in the retail sector. To thrive in this new environment, retailers need to (re)configure their last-mile supply networks to achieve better ali...
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Warehouse club (WC) retailers have typically expanded to new markets using stand‐alone stores, rather than pursuing dense store networks as other (non‐WC) retailers have in the past. While this strategy generates operating efficiencies, it also imposes high travel costs on households to shop, which calls into question WC stores’ resilience to spati...
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Nowadays, designing a framework for an environmentally-friendly waste collection network is of higher importance due to population growth. This study presents a multi-depot green capacitated location routing problem (MGCLRP) considering the time window and in-facility queuing under uncertainty. A scenario-based robust optimization is employed to de...
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Problem definition: Scan based trading (SBT) represents a type of replenishment system in which the supplier retains title until the product is scanned through checkout at the retail store by the consumer. Although SBT carries potential benefits for both parties in the supplier-retailer dyad, it may also yield asymmetric gains to these parties, par...
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Purpose – Reverse logistics (RL), an inseparable aspect of supply chain management, returns used products to recovery processes with the aim of reducing waste generation. Enterprises, however, seem reluctant to apply RL due to various types of risks which are perceived as posing an economic threat to businesses. This paper draws on a synthesis of s...
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Renewable energies are attracting considerable interest as an appropriate alternative for the fossil fuel-based sources of energy due to increasing concerns about global warming and environmental issues. In this regard, this paper takes a new look at designing a sustainable Switchgrass-based bioenergy supply chain network (BSCN) incorporating confl...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to investigate the interplay between configuration dimensions (network structure, network flow, relationship governance, and service architecture) of last-mile supply networks (LMSN) and the underlying mechanisms influencing omnichannel performance. Design/methodology/approach Based on mixed-method design inc...
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Purpose – This paper re-examines the extant research on last-mile logistics (LML) models and considers LML’s diverse roots in city logistics, home delivery and business-to-consumer distribution, and development within the e-commerce context. The review offers a structured approach to what is currently a disparate and fractured field in logistics....
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When it comes to online and offline distribution, Wal-Mart has chosen synergy over integration. Other brick-and-mortar retailers can learn from Bentonville’s approach.
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This monograph develops a configuration-based typology describing last-mile supply network (LMSN) distribution configurations in omnichannel retailing. The goal was to integrate relevant terms that have been used disjointedly, with fragmented bodies of theory describing various forms of LMSN. A review of the academic and practice literature was con...
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Drawing on log data, interview results and literature findings, the similarities and differences between the usage of 3G and 4G smartphones were investigated. We analysed a dataset of 298,345 logs generated in a month by 33 new 4G smartphone purchasers, conducted follow-up interviews, and finally compared our findings with the results published in...
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Omni-channel retailing (OCR) strategies have recently emerged as a powerful engine of growth in the retail industry. The goal is to provide consumers with a seamless and consistent shopping experience across different channels and devices. Success in implementing OCR strategies depends on sophisticated compromises between fulfilment responsiveness...
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The exact mechanism as to how e-commerce driven last-mile supply network (LMSN) configuration influences performance has been relatively undeveloped, and with mixed results in the extant literature which attempts to link configuration – as a meta-theory – with performance. This paper argues the difficulty in arriving to a convergent understanding b...
Conference Paper
Purpose: This research attempts to introduce the configurational approach to complement the existing studies in e-commerce driven last-mile supply chains (LMSC) that are predominantly contingency-based. As there are no existing frameworks to identify the configuration dimensions, which might be more appropriate to the service and distribution-centr...
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An initial survey into the articles on last-mile logistics (LML) structures revealed that, despite the significant LML innovations and experimentations, the extant knowledge on LML structures and the associated design variables has been limited. LML-related literature in the areas of operations management and supply chain within a time span of 15 y...
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Great emphasis has always been placed on military communication especially in the wireless spectrum. There is a need for more robust links with higher probability of intercept at the reception end and lower bit error rate (BER) at the transmission front. This is coupled with the requirement to have minimum exposure to loss or distortion of informat...
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Radio communication sets used in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Army are undeniably one of the most essential modes of communication between the various elements during exercises and operations. While it has been a perennial problem in dealing with some of the short falls of these radio sets such as poor real-time reception and intermittent signa...
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Nowadays, portable devices demand small-sized and low-end loudspeaker, however, the physical acoustic bass (or low-frequency) reproduction is usually poor. Bass enhancement by equalization is not feasible, and may even overload or damage the loudspeaker. Bass enhancement for such low-end loudspeaker can be psychoacoustically accomplished by exploit...
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Low frequency bandwidth limitation is a common problem faced by miniature speakers and highly-directional speakers that have relatively high cut-off frequency. As such, low frequencies cannot be effectively reproduced. One of the current methods in addressing this problem is to employ psychoacoustic signal processing based on the "missing fundament...

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Hi all:
I was wondering if anyone had experience estimating a mixed logit model using LIMDEP/NLOGIT on a portfolio of products sold in a retail store. Then, using the estimated parameters to compute the own- and cross-price elasticties at the product level. Any thoughts are greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Best,
Stan
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Last-mile structure is the distribution structure enabling the last stretch of a business-to-consumer (B2C) parcel delivery. It takes place from the order penetration point (i.e., fulfilment centre) to the final consignee’s preferred destination point (e.g., home or a pre-designated cluster-collection point) for reception of goods.
Omni-channel entails the ability of the consumers to move freely between the various channels (e.g., online, mobile devices, and physical store), all within a single transaction process providing consumers with a seamless and consistent shopping experience across the different channels and devices 

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Examines how retailers configure their last-mile supply networks to support e-commerce development for enhanced consumer experience in omni-channel retailing