FACTORY 2050 | The AMRC
Questo è un momento di cambiamento epocale per le imprese di ogni settore industriale: le nuove tecnologie digitali permettono oggi di produrre un alto valore per il cliente a costi assai più contenuti che nel passato. Ciò può rappresentare un vantaggio competitivo per le imprese, ma anche un grande rischio.
I sistemi di produzione e di supply-chain diventeranno sempre più interconnessi e i sottosistemi saranno sempre più interdipendenti tra loro; in sostanza Sistemi dal comportamento Dinamicamente Complesso per i quali sarà difficile, o addirittura impossibile, prevederne gli esiti e le conseguenze.
I cambiamenti introdotti dall’Industria 4.0 orientano oggi la progettazione verso nuove metodiche che si sostituiscono alle vecchie prevalentemente sostenute dalla sola esperienza o, al più, dall’utilizzo di fogli di calcolo statici. Viene oggi riconosciuto alla Simulazione Dinamica ad Eventi Discreti il ruolo indispensabile per progettare i cambiamenti radicali prospettatati dall’Industria 4.0.
In questo scenario non poteva esserci miglior location dell’AMRC Factory 2050: la prima fabbrica all’avanguardia del Regno Unito, dedicata a ricerche collaborative sulla produzione digitale. Un luogo unico che racchiude le ultime tecnologie che hanno impatto sulla produzione di oggi e che ci proiettano nel domani.
La Predictive Simulation Conference del 20 giugno 2018 offre la possibilità di prendere parte ad una tavola rotonda sulle ultime novità di settore tra le quali:
- MAPPAMONDO TECNOLOGICO: condivisione delle aspettative future sul tema della simulazione predittiva
- PROSPETTIVE VISIONARIE: esperti del settore che si incontrano per discutere di come la simulazione predittiva cambierà radicalmente obiettivi e valore nel corso degli anni a venire
- PIATTAFORMA WITNESS: i dettagli sulle ultime versioni del software WITNESS Horizon 22.0, WITNESS.IO & WITNESS.cloud
AMRC – University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre
Rab Scott – Head of Digital
Rab Scott has been a member of the AMRC staff C since its beginning in 2001, initially heading up is the Virtual Reality and Simulation activities and now leading on the strategic development and implementation of digital solutions across the whole organisation.
Rab sits on the High Value Manufacturing Catapult’s Digital Strategy Team and their VR and Visualisation Forum. He also sits on the Steering Committee of Immerse UK, the UK’s body for immersive technologies. He sits on the IET IT and Communications Sector Executive and is their spokesperson for virtual reality.
He has recently been made a Visiting Professor at the University of Strathclyde.
Michael Higgins – Manufacturing Simulation Engineer, PT Manufacturing Engineering
Michael Higgins graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Physics in 2011 and in 2014 gained an MPhil(Eng) through his research into the application of Discrete Event Simulation within the automotive industry. He has worked with Ford Motor Company since 2012 where his current role is within Powertrain Manufacturing Engineering (PTME) as Lead Simulation Development Engineer. He has gained a holistic view of powertrain manufacturing and has utilised simulation as a tool across several functions within PTME including plant and production engineering roles. He is currently researching and developing methods to increase usability, and widen the application of, the Ford Simulation Toolset.
John Ladbrook – Simulation Specialist
John Ladbrook has worked for Ford Motor Company since 1968 where his current position is Simulation Technical Specialist. In 1998 after 4 years research into Modelling Breakdowns he gained an M. Phil (Eng.) with the University of Birmingham. In his time at Ford, he has served his apprenticeship, worked in Thames Foundry Quality Control before training to be an Industrial Engineer. Since 1982, he has used and promoted the use of Discrete Event Simulation and in 2013 the team was awarded the Witness Project of the year. In this role, he has been responsible for sponsoring many projects with various universities, making developments in Modelling Energy and Symbiotic digital twins as well as extending university links. In November 2016, he was made an Honorary Professor at the University of East London.
Daniel Ellis – Project Analyst, Product Support Business Transformation
Daniel is a project analyst specializing in operations research for the Gulfstream Product Support Business Transformation team. Academically, he studied Industrial Engineering, Business Administration, and Analytics, achieving a bachelor’s degree and a micro masters certification. Working for Gulfstream since 2010, Daniel has lead digital transformation projects in business aviation maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO), delivering technology solutions that improve shop floor efficiency and enhance strategic decision making.
Martin Perkins – Industrial Engineer
Martin has worked at Nissan for twenty six years, initially as a Material Handling Team Leader, twelve years as a Body Shop Production Supervisor and the past eight years within Industrial Engineering department. Currently his primary responsibilities include headcount planning & productivity identification for all Material Handling operations on site (an area comprising nearly 500 people). Additional responsabilities include development of Witness models for Process planning engineering and supporting change across other departments.
Frédéric Bochu – VP Industrial Engineering
As the head of Industrial Engineering at Safran Group, Frédéric is responsible for the Global Manufacturing Engineering teams and is the main project sponsor for industrialisation process digitisation and change management initiatives. Benefiting from 25 years experience in the automotive, aerospace and defence industries, Frèderic has deep expertise across manufacturing engineering, supply chain and production management.
Frédéric’s objective is to design, build, operate and maintain smarter, robust dynamic processes across all Safran Group’s aerospace and defence facilities. Pioneering advanced manufacturing and production techniques, Frédéric is safeguarding Safran Group’s future through the development of strategic and technical roadmaps for the adoption of innovative Industry 4.0 technologies.
Mathis Linnenbrink is a Product and Project Manager for Becker Sonder-Maschinenbau GmbH and has 7 years of industrial experience in development of custom designed special purpose machinery for automated processes in the international manufacturing and packaging sector. He holds a certificate of proficiency in industrial mechanics at the Industrie und Handelskammer Ostwestfalen zu Bielefeld, a Bachelor of Engineering at the South Westphalia University of Applied Science and a Masters of Energy at the Heriot-Watt University.
UNIVERSITY OF GREENWICH
Robbie Mulvany is a PhD student in the University of Greenwich department of Engineering Management and Applications. He graduated from University of Greenwich with a BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering. His research topic is industrial energy optimisation of ancillary systems through simulation and is a collaborative project with the Ford Motor Company. Additional research interests are excavator automation in the construction and mining industry.
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
Jack Davies is a third year Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering student studying at the University of Leeds. His third year individual project has focused on supply chain analysis and using Witness to develop a model of an Aerospace industry supply chain
AMRC – University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre
Ruby Hughes – Technical Fellow, Head of Manufacturing Intelligence team
Ruby Hughes has worked for the AMRC with Boeing, University of Sheffield since 2012 where her current position is Technical Fellow, leading a team of project engineers to work on both research and industrial projects within the area of numerical modelling. Ruby was awarded a PhD in Operational Research in 2011. In 2013, Ruby was awarded Chartered Engineer by Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
Ruby’s research interests are primarily focused on the development of DES models and optimisation modelling for supporting UK manufacturers in the area of factory planning and operational management. Ruby is excited with the opportunities to link her research capabilities with the evolving technologies under the context of Industry 4.0.
Durante il pomeriggio di martedì 19 giugno Lanner offrirà a tutti i clienti sessioni di formazione gratuita sulla nuova versione del software Witness Horizon 22.0.
Ciascuna sessione potrà ospitare solamente 20 persone, quindi è necessario prenotare in anticipo la propria adesione per potersi assicurare un posto!
Ogni sessione durerà 2 ore circa e coprirà i seguenti argomenti:
- GESTIONE DATI: prendere confidenza con le nuove tabelle di dati utilizzando le connessioni in tempo reale per importare ed esportare i dati del modello
- GRAFICI E DIAGRAMMI: un tuffo nelle nuove modalità di visualizzazione dei dati
- IOT & DIGITAL TWINS: scoprire come modellare la nuova tecnologia IoT, gli AGV e come trasformare i propri modelli in Digital Twin predittivi.
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