L. (Lingzhe) Liu

Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
ERIM Doctoral Student
Field: Logistics & Information Systems
Affiliated since 2011

PhD Project

Risk Assessment in Global Supply Chains

Supply chain visibility is consistently ranked as a top priority for internationally operating
businesses and for governments that have to perform public supervision tasks on border
crossing goods ows. Information on the operations of the global supply chain will be used
by both businesses and governmental agencies for risk analysis and risk mitigation. For
the business, operational dependency in dierent partner organizations in an SC inevitably
binds their management control eorts together. Therefore, the development of risk analysis
approaches for business that are transparent, objective, repeatable and well documented is
of paramount importance. This approaches will enable them to demonstrate that they will
supervise their own supply chains, so that the government supervisory inspections on them
could be reduced.

Currently there have not been a standardized inter-organizational risk assessment method
to support the risk-related SC collaboration. This PhD research aims at the development of
such a method, with expected contribution in both managerial and technical aspects.

global supply chain; risk assessment; business intelligence; collaborative management control
Time frame
2010 -


Visiting address

Office: Mandeville Building T09-54
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam

Latest publication

L. Liu, H.A.M. Daniels & W.J. Hofman (2014). Business Intelligence for Improving Supply Chain Risk Management. In Springer Lecture Notes in Business Information Systems

Supervisory team

Lingzhe Liu
Professor of Knowledge Management
Lingzhe Liu
Albert Veenstra
External member of supervisory team