Professor Tang Loon Ching
Dr Loon Ching TANG is currently the Director of Temasek Defence Systems Institute and Professor of the Department of Industrial Systems Engineering & Management at the National University of Singapore. He obtained his Ph.D degree from Cornell University in the field of Operations Research in 1992 and has published extensively in areas related to quality, reliability and operations research. He has been presented with a number of best paper awards including the IIE Transactions 2010 Best Application Paper Award and 2012 R.A. Evans/P.K. McElroy Award for the best paper at Annual RAMS. Prof Tang is the main author of the award-winning book: Six Sigma: Advanced Tools for Black Belts and Master Black Belts.Besides being active in the forefront of academic research, in the last 25 years, Prof Tang has served as consultant for many organizations, such as the Ministry of Home Affair, Singapore Power, Republic of Singapore Air Force, Seagate, HP, Phillips, etc, on a wide range of projects aiming at improving organizational and operations efficiency; especially through better management of engineering assets. He is currently a fellow of ISEAM, the Editor of Quality & Reliability Engineering Internationaland an editorial review board member of the flagship journal of ASQ, Journal of Quality Technology(since 2006). He has served as the Region VP (Asia) of IIE (2013-16) and a member of the advisory board of the Singapore Innovation and Productivity Institute.
Energy Resilience: the Strategic Intent of One-Belt-One-Road
Since the launch of the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative in 2015, Mainland China has announced its intention to invest in major infrastructure projects to promote trade and co-operation with its trading partners along OBOR. This presentation examines the current level of trading and key projects underway along OBOR so as to provide insights to understand its strategic intent. In particular, a network model is constructed to analyze the impact to China current and future demand for energy under various conditions especially during prolonged periods of supply uncertainties. Since these key projects are closely connected to the current and proven oil and natural gas reserves locations, the findings propound the OBOR initiative is more than trade and a key motivation is to enhance China’s energy supply resilience amongst other imperatives.