Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Assoc Prof Chua Geoffrey Bryan Ang

Associate Professor, College of Business (Nanyang Business School) - Division of Information Technology & Operations Management

Assoc Prof Chua Geoffrey Bryan Ang

Dr Geoffrey Chua is Associate Professor of Operations Management at the Nanyang Business School (NBS), Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He is also Academic Director for the Nanyang Executive MBA (EMBA) program. He received his PhD in management with specialization in decision sciences from the National University of Singapore.

His research interests are in the areas of supply chain management, humanitarian operations and the interface between operations and marketing. He has published in leading academic journals such as Operations Research, Production and Operations Management (POM), European Journal of Operational Research, Naval Research Logistics and Operations Research Letters. He currently serves on the editorial board of POM, and was on the editorial board of Computers & Operations Research from 2016 to 2019. He was awarded the Research Excellence Award by NBS in 2015 and 2011. He was also awarded a MOE Tier 2 research grant (2016-2019) to study coordination of humanitarian operations for disaster management in Asia.

Dr Chua teaches operations management, supply chain management, service operations, and management science at the PhD, EMBA, PMBA, MBA, MSc and undergraduate levels. He received the Teaching Excellence Award from NBS in 2014 and was nominated for the NBS Teacher of the Year award three times (2019, 2018, 2014). He also actively consults for organizations such as Hewlett-Packard, ST Engineering, Alstom, Royal Golden Eagle Group, Ministry of Health, and Singapore Red Cross.

He is Fellow of the Renaissance Engineering Programme (REP) since 2016 and Senator of the NTU Academic Council since 2020. He was previously Deputy Director for REP (2018-2019) and Honorary Treasurer of the Operational Research Society of Singapore (2017-2019). In 2015, he was selected for The Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) award by Junior Chamber International (JCI) Philippines.
Research Interests
Supply Chain Management, Flexible Capacity, Inventory Management, Interface of Operations and Marketing, Humanitarian Operations
Current Projects
  • Analysis and Design of On-demand Transport Service Platforms with Sharing Option
  • Enhancing Coordination in Humanitarian Operations in Asia
  • Optimal Design of Flexible Multi-Product Supply Chains
  • P1: Analysis and Design of Flexible Production and Service Systems P2: Coordination of Reverse Logistics Activities
Selected Publications
  • G.A. Chua, Y. Liu. (2019). Sensitivity Analysis on Responsive Pricing and Production under Imperfect Demand Updating. Naval Research Logistics, 66(7), 529-546.
  • Chua, G. A., R. Mokhlesi and A. Sainathan. (2017). Optimal Discounting and Replenishment Policies for Perishable Products. International Journal of Production Economics, 186, 8-20.
  • Q. Yuan, G.A. Chua, X. Liu, Y.F. Chen. (2015). Unsold versus Unbought Commitment: Minimum Total Commitment Contracts with Nonzero Setup Costs. Production and Operations Management, 24(11), 1750-1767.
  • M.C. Chou, G.A. Chua, H. Zheng. (2014). On the Performance of Sparse Process Structures in Partial Postponement Production Systems. Operations Research, 62(2), 348-365.
  • M.C. Chou, G.A. Chua, C.P. Teo, H. Zheng. (2010). Design for Process Flexibility: Efficiency of the Long Chain and Sparse Structure. Operations Research, 58(1), 43-58.

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