Dr Aquila Yeong is a Senior Lecturer in Operations Management in the Department of Management, and a member in the IDEO research group.
He contributes towards teaching in all levels: Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Corporate/Executive, and Online MBA. He is also module leader for Operations Management related modules, Project and Programme Strategies, and Data Analytics for Managerial Decision Making.
His research interest centres around Value Creation through Process Innovation via alignment of Management Philosophy (Theory of Constraints), Technology and People.
He also works as an internal examiner and independent accessor for doctoral studies, and currently is part of supervisory team for 3 doctoral candidates.
Apart from teaching and research, he collaborates actively with businesses through Knowledge Transfer Partnership, Productivity Through Innovation (PTI), and direct funding through the Authorised University Consultant platform. His recent work includes the development and deployment of S-DBR (Simplified Drum Buffer Rope) based Decision Support System for SME manufacturing companies. Impact includes more than doubled productivity, empowerment of shop floor personnel, and culture change.
He also engages with SMEs through Small Business Charter, and developed and delivers the Operations module on the Small Business Leadership Programme (2019-2020) and Help to Growth Programme (2021 - Present).