Complexity in High-Tech Manufacturing has been awarded NWO grant

Complexity in High-Tech Manufacturing has been awarded NWO grant

By: processindustrylab

November 28, 2016

A consortium headed by Prof. Ton de Kok and Dr. Willem van Jaarsveld of the OPAC group (TU/e IE) has been awarded a grant of about € 600000 as part of the NWO complexity in transport and logistics call for the project “complexity in high-tech manufacturing”. Other researchers of the consortium are Prof. Bert Zwart and Dr. Maria Vlasiou (TU/e Mathematics and CS) and Prof. Alexander Verbraeck and Dr. Jan Kwakkel (TU Delft). The consortium includes the following industrial partners: ASML, Philips IGT Systems, VDL/ETG, Hilti, CQM, and ESCF.

The project investigates the manufacturing of high-tech systems, which requires the joint effort of some hundred teams of specialized engineers employed by dozens of companies. The manufacturing process is somehow orchestrated by delivery coordination between upstream and downstream teams. Our goal is to prescribe how such agreements should be made such that responsive, resilient and cost-effective supply chains emerge.

For more information, contact Willem van Jaarsveld, w.l.v.jaarsveld@tue.nl or 040-2472099.

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