May 17 – May 20, 2022
University of British Columbia | Vancouver, Canada
The high-performance value stream: genuine customer individuality in the shortest delivery time
The keynote will give an overview of high-performance value streams and how individuality is made possible without adaptation effort. The main topics will be the integration of the customer into the value stream and the enabling of value streams for the entire solution space.
Emerging research questions in manufacturing technology arising from electromobility
The shift towards electric cars and the rapidly increasing demand for battery cells pose major challenges for manufacturing technology. The keynote will show how the use of methods like artificial intelligence and data analytics can be used to increase traceability, quality and productivity in battery production. It will also highlight how the introduction of new materials and solid-state batteries will impact production systems.
The Future of Production Systems
For decades the most admired examples when it came to manufacturing stemmed from the automotive industry. Companies like Toyota or later Porsche and Audi became role models for the implementation of lean. However, more recently lean deteriorated in dozens of companies to mere tool boxes neither really engrained in the culture nor in the structure and also the bottom line contribution to success can hardly be identified and described. The future will see a revival of once intuitively understood principles but now scientifically derived and fully integrated. The speech will highlight this development based on data and practical examples.
August 10 – August 11, 2021
The data driven enterprise – How to close the Gap between today`s and tomorrow`s business
Digitalization is one of the most important topics for each company in future. Data is becoming a core business asset and must be included as a critical resource in any strategic consideration.
The presentation will show, what companies have to do now in order to prepare and develop in the direction of a data driven enterprise, what hurdles must be overcome and if this digitalization-journey is the same for every company.
Challenges in Future Production
The keynote will give an overview of technological developments and how they will effect the management and organization of production processes.
For example robotic based automation, mobile robotics, additive manufacturing and 5G and their influences on the production of the future will be addressed.
The Biological Transformation – How the Convergence of Biology & Technology opens up a New Innovation Space for Sustainable Manufacturing
The biological transformation of value creation is the systematic application of knowledge about biological processes with the aim of enabling technology-based sustainable production systems.
Through the transdisciplinary convergence of technologies from the life sciences, engineering and materials sciences, this creates a new innovation space based on so-called biointelligent system architectures.
March 17 – March 20, 2020
STIAS: Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study | Stellenbosch, South Africa