Section: Overview
Overview
Key publications
Research funding
Supervising & teaching
Career

Key details

Areas of expertise

  • operations management/ supply chain management
  • Value chain analysis
  • Optimisation modelling

Available to supervise research students

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About Catherine Lou

Dr Catherine Lou is a lecturer in supply chain and logistics in the Victoria University Business School and Research Fellow at the Institute for Sustainable Industries & Liveable Cities at Victoria University.

Catherine joined VU as a lecturer after she completed her PhD (Supply Chain Optimisation) in 2015. During her PhD she was awarded the International Student of the Year – Postgraduate by Victoria State in 2013 and has since been awarded the VU Outstanding Student Alumni Award 2015. In October 2018 Catherine was awarded the Young Professional of the Year award by Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Australia (CILTA).

She has conducted research in supply chain modelling since 2008 and has strong applied mathematical modelling background. Catherine has received competitive research grants during her research career.  She has a research concentration that covers topics:

  • supply chain management (optimisation modelling, operations management, corporate governance application in supply chain network, risk management)
  • value chain framework analysis in various industries (e.g. international education & sport industry)
  • green tourism (sustainable supply chain framework)
  • business information systems through the application of optimisation modelling, statistics, and other quantitative analysis.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Victoria University, Australia, 2015
  • MSc, BUAA, China, 2010

Key publications

Year Citation
2017 Wang, J. J., Shee, H., Sadler, I., & Lou, X. (171210). Benefits and risks of outsourcing to China, and the solutions to the problems: a case study of an Australian company Paper presented at Proceedings of the 31st Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference: Creative Disruption: Managing in a Digital Age. Melbourne, Australia: Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management.
2012 Lou, C. X., & Dai, W. (121214). Robust supply chain services system through optimization modeling for enterprises Paper presented at Proceedings of the 2012 15th International Conference on Network-Based Information Systems, NBIS 2012 (pp. 518-523).

doi: 10.1109/NBiS.2012.86

2012 Zhou, L., & Lou, C. X. (120901). Intelligent Cargo Tracking System Based on the Internet of Things Paper presented at 2012 15th International Conference on Network-Based Information Systems. IEEE.

doi: 10.1109/nbis.2012.127

2012 Lou, C., & Dai, W. (120101). Optimal Supply Chain Services Management for SMEs through Integrated Model-driven Service System (pp. 11-16). Stuttgart, Germany: International Academy, Research, and Industry Association (IARIA).
2009 Lou, X. (091201). Reducing PAPR with Novel Precoding Method in OFDM System Paper presented at 2009 Second International Symposium on Information Science and Engineering. IEEE.

doi: 10.1109/isise.2009.92

2009 Lou, X., & Dai, W. (090101). Supply chain integration and optimization model for small and medium enterprises (pp. 258-265). Hunan, China: Aussino Academic Publishing House.
LOU, X., ZHENG, M., & YANG, D. (700101). The Programming Realization and the Algorithm of Zerolization s Based on the Information Gene Paper presented at The 2009 Chinese Information and Application Technology Conference Proceeding,. Publishing House of Electronics Industry (PHEI) - Chinese Institute of Electronics.

Year Citation
2015 Zhou, L., Lou, C. X., Chen, Y., Xia, Y., & Li, P. (150101). Multi-agent-based smart cargo tracking system. International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking, 8(1), (47-60).

doi: 10.1504/IJHPCN.2015.066529

2015 Lou, C. X., & Dai, W. (150101). Optimal and stable supply chain services system: Integrating management services with robust optimisation modelling. International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking, 8(1), (71-80).

doi: 10.1504/IJHPCN.2015.066525

2013 Guo, J., & Lou, C. (130101). IWCBS 2013: Message from the workshop chairs. Proceedings - 5th International Conference on Intelligent Networking and Collaborative Systems, INCoS 2013,

Research funding for the past 5 years

Please note:

  • Funding is ordered by the year the project commenced and may continue over several years.
  • Funding amounts for contact research are not disclosed to maintain commercial confidentiality.
  • The order of investigators is not indicative of the role they played in the research project.

Project Jigsaw
From: NEM Australasia
Investigators: Dr Hua Wang, Prof Terry De lacy, Dr Joanne Pyke, Dr Khandakar Ahmed
For period: 2019-2019
$6,745

Developing a Sustainable Value Chain Framework for International Students Studying in Australia
From: Infotecture Development
Investigators: Dr Riccardo Natoli
For period: 2017-2018
$30,000

Supervision of research students at VU

Available to supervise research students

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Currently supervised research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
1 PhD Associate supervisor

Currently supervised research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD (1) Associate supervisor

Teaching activities & experience

Catherine is Unit Coordinator of the following VU units: 

Awards

Year Award
2018

Young Professional of the Year - Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Australia

Professional memberships

  • Member, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Australia