IRL: Scalability in Manufacturing Systems Design & Operations

Date: 22 Oct 2013 - 22 Oct 2013

Venue: SIMTech Training Room 2, Tower block, Level 3

Invited Research Lecture on "Scalability in Manufacturing Systems Design and Operations: State-of-the-art and Future Development RoadMap"

The lecture covers the main design, management and operational aspects of scalability in Manufacturing Systems (MS). It promotes scalability as an area of research of MS theory and practice in order to enhance techniques and methodologies in existing MS paradigms using advanced and emerging design and management approaches and ICT, and meet challenges of emerging MS paradigms and support their promotion and effective and efficient deployment in practice. The paper presents an introduction to scalability, state-of-the art in manufacturing and computer science, and related applications including manufacturing and education and a roadmap for future research and developments.

About the Speaker
Goran D. Putnik is a full Professor at the Department of Production and Systems Engineering, University of Minho, Portugal. His scientific and engineering interests encompass distributed, agile and virtual production systems and enterprises design and management theory, ICT in manufacturing, concurrent and collaborative engineering, formal theory of production systems and enterprises, and complexity management in organizations. His publishing record comprises more than 250 publications in international and national journals and conferences, including 11 books, of which the “Encyclopedia of Networked and Virtual Organizations” is distinguished. He is supervising a number of PhD projects as well. He is regularly invited for scientific committees of international conferences and as a reviewer for a number of leading scientific journals related to manufacturing and management. He also serves as a member of Editorial Board for more than ten scientific international journals.

Presently, he is the member of the following renowned professional societies and scientific networks:

•    Member of the CIRP – “The International Academy for Production Engineering”

•    Member of the IFIP WG 5.5  –  “COoperation infrastructure for Virtual Enterprises and electronic business –  COVE”, IFIP WG 5.5

•    Member of the ECCON –  “European Chaos and Complexity in Organisations Network – ECCON”

9.30am       Registration
10am          Research Lecture by Prof Goran Putnik
11am          Q&A/Discussion on scalability in manufacturing systems, applications and the
                  management of scalability in manufacturing
12noon        End

Who Should Attend
CEO, General Manager, Operations Manager, R&D Manager, Senior Engineer,Team Leaders, Researcher, engineering professionals involved in manufacturing system design and operations.

Registration for this lecture is free of charge. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Contact Us
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