Researcher Portfolio

Xu Xiao Xia Laura (Ms)
Principal Research Engineer I
Planning and Operations Management
Introduction:Ms Laura Xu Xiao Xia is a Principal Research Engineer with Singapore Institute of Manufacture Technology, A*Star. She has led or been involved in numerous industry projects and research projects relating to Lean Manufacturing, ERP selection and implementation, Business Reengineering, Supply chain modelling & design, Supply chain performance measurement and improvement, Supplier evaluation and selection, and value chain study. Companies she worked for include International Printing Softcom, Endela Trading and Manufacturing Pte Ltd, GE Aircraft Engine, Matsushita Refrigeration Industries Pte Ltd, Modus Media International Pte Ltd, C&W electronics, EXIM & MFG Pte Ltd, Microsoft Operations Pte Ltd, Siemens Medical Instruments Pte Ltd, Jurong Port Pte Ltd, CIBA Vision Asian Manufacturing and Logistics Pte Ltd, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, HITECH Heat Treatment Services Pte Ltd, Association of Aerospace Industries, Infineon Technologies Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, Cel Coatings Industries Pte Ltd, Eratech Pte Ltd, CKE Manufacturing Pte Ltd and so on.















She has been teaching and giving training in many areas such as Lean Manufacturing, ERP fundamentals, Planning Systems, Supply Chain SCOR modeling, Supply chain performance measurement, Project management.































Professional certifications include:















• Certified in Lean Sigma Black Belt by Neville Clarke















• Certified in Production & Inventory Management (CPIM) by APICS















• Certified in Project Management Professional (PMP) by PMI, USA.















• Certified in SCOR (Supply Chain Operation Reference-model) by USA















• Certified in JDEdwards ERP Application - One World, in Glovia ERP Application















• Certified in ARIS model toolset















• Certificated in Lead Assessor by NOVO Quality Services
Research Interest:Lean manufacturing tools application































Supply chain design, modeling and performance measurement































Business process re-engineering and value stream mapping































ERP selection and implementation































Simulation tool application
BioNotes:Master in Engineering from Nanyang Technological University of Singapore in 1994































Master in Economy Management from Tsinghua University of P.R. China in 1989































Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from Tsinghua University of P.R. China in 1986
Publications:Laura Xu, C. W. Gan & F. Y. Wang "Design and Modeling of Roll-To-Roll Manufacturing System















Using Simulation Techniques", IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering & Engineering Management (IEEM), 6 Dec 2011































Laura Xu, F. Y. Wang, Roland Lim " A Methodology for Successful Implementation of ERP in Smaller Companies", IEEE International Conference on Service Operations and Logistics, and Informatics, 15 July 2010































Laura X. X. Xu, R. Y. G. Lim, F. Y. Wang,, " Re-Designing A Distribution Network in a Supply Chain: A Case Study", International IEEE Conference on Industrial Informatics, 24 June 2009































R. Y. G. Lim,L. X. X. Xu,B. Ma, " Strategic Supply Chain Positioning (SSCP)Methodology Development in SMEs Context", International IEEE Conference on Industrial Informatics, 13 Jul 2008































Laura X. X. Xu,B. Ma,R. Y. G. Lim,, " Supplier Performance Measurement in a Supply Chain", International IEEE Conference on Industrial Informatics, 13 Jul 2008































Mr Roland Lim, Mr Ma Bin, Ms Laura Xu Xiao Xia, "Development of a Performance Measurement Framework for Adaptive Supply Chain", OSCM2007, Thailand































Mr Ma Bin, Ms Laura Xu Xiao Xia, Mr Roland Lim, "Modeling Supply Chain's Reconfigurability using Fuzzy Logic", 12th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation, Sept 2007, Greece































Laura Xu Xiao Xia, Mr Ma Bin, Mr Roland Lim, "AHP Based Supply Chain Performance Measurement System", 12th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation, Sept 2007, Greece































Laura Xu Xiao Xia, "Supply Chain Modelling and Improvement in Telecom Industry: A Case Study", 4th International IEEE Conference on Industrial Informatics, Aug 2006, Singapore































Laura Xu Xiao Xia, William Lee, and Chai Lai Sing, Li Zhengping, "Performance Metrics Design Framework for Software Focused Supply Chain", 3rd International IEEE Conference on Industrial Informatics, Aug 2005, Perth Australia































Xu Xiao Xia Laura, Li Zhengping, Low Yoke Hean Malcolm, "Logistics Coordination for Order-Delivery Process", The 9th International Symposium on Logistics, July 2004































Xu Xiao Xia Laura, "Implementation of Supply Chain Management Applications: A Case Study", The 7th International Logistics & SCM Exhibition & Conference, Dec 2003































Xu Xiao Xia, Ling Shih Fu, Khim Teck Yeo, "Applications of Fuzzy Sets Theory in Internal Analysis", 2nd ICCIM Conference, Sept 1993