Meet the people of the project
Our partner institutions are represented by the following researchers and operations managers and operations engineers.
Arief Samuel GunawanGhent University
Arief Samuel holds a bachelor degree in Industrial Engineering (Parahyangan Catholic University,2003) and a master degree in Industrial Management (KU Leuven,2004). Since February 2018 he joined the Department of Industrial Systems Engineering and Product Design as an Assistant Researcher and also as a doctoral candidate under the supervision of Prof.dr. Dieter Claeys and Prof.dr.ir Birger Raa. He helps assisting the Manufacturing Planning and Control course and supervises several students with their thesis in the Master in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research Program. His research focuses on shop floor control and visibility, especially for high-mix low-volume products with emphasis on the information flow and technology enablement.
Prof. Birger RaaGhent University
Associate professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management
Birger Raa has experience in teaching master courses on optimization techniques, supply chain management, production strategy and production planning and control. His research efforts are focussed around applying operational research techniques to integrated optimization problems in distribution and production logistics.
Drs. Ing. Menno HerkesHAN University of applied sciences
Menno Herkes is research fellow at the HLQC of the HAN University of applied science and his research focusses at technology development and organization development. Most of the research projects are aimed at (technical) small and medium sized companies. Special interest is the way companies can invest in automated and Smart technologies and how to prepare the Human side of organizations in this development. Socio-technical organisation development is one of the key issues.
Recent relevant research projects included among others: the use and development of smart technologies in the Dutch chemical/plastics sector, the use of modern technologies and methods for automotive maintenance and EuroLEAN+. Menno Herkes teaches bachelor courses at the HAN in the subjects of organization design and development, basics of information technology & organization and systems dynamics. He also is active in industry training programmes of the HLQC in the field of Lean and process improvement, Technology Road Mapping and the development of SMART organizations.
Besides his work at the HAN, Menno Herkes is also guest lecturer of organization design at the Radboud University in Nijmegen.
Before joining the HAN, Menno worked for over 10 years in innovation en development, mainly Technical Automation projects for infrastructure and manufacturing. Both process as well as organization development were part of the projects.
Prof. Dr. ir. Jannes SlompHAN University of applied sciences
Jannes Slomp (1958) is Full Professor World Class Performance at the HAN University of Applied Sciences. Until September 2012, he was Professor of Operations Management at the Faculty of Economy and Business at the University of Groningen. Having completed the study of Mechanical Engineering at the Polytechnic High School (1975-1979), he went to the University of Twente to study Mechanical Engineering at an academic level. After obtaining his MSc, he performed a PhD study in the area of Flexible Manufacturing Systems. In 1987, he was appointed as Assistant Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Twente. In 1991, he accepted a position as Assistant Professor at the University of Groningen. In 1996, he became Associate Professor. He was educational director of the study Technology Management and founder and director of the Lean Operations Research Centre (LO-RC) of the University of Groningen. In 2007, Jannes Slomp became Professor of Operations Management at the University of Groningen. In 2012, he was appointed as Full Professor World Class Performance at the HAN University of Applied Sciences.
Jannes Slomp has substantial teaching experience. He has also designed several educational programs for students as well as for industry. He has been involved in many industrial projects. He has a large network both in industry and in the academic world. He wrote and co-authored 42 papers in academic journals, more than 40 papers for scientific conferences, and 11 chapters in scientific books. In addition, he wrote several papers in professional journals. He has been and still is involved in several PhD-projects as a promotor or co promotor.
In his current position as Full Professor World Class Performance, he is responsible for setting up research projects and linking scientific research with industrial interests. His research group consists of about 14 FTE scientific workers.
Some relevant papers of prof. Slomp:
- Slomp, J. (2017). Sociotechnical Evaluation of Alternative and Innovative Shop Floor Control Systems, Universal Journal of Management 5(3): 139-148.
- Slomp e.a. (2016), The Synergy between New Industrial Technologies and Lean Methods, Poster presented at ‘Industrial Automation, 2016’, 22-24 juni, Amsterdam.
- Slomp, J. and K.E. Stecke (2012), Changes in Production Control Required for Untended Operation of a Flexible Manufacturing Cell, Production Planning & Control, Vol. 23, No. 9, pp. 674-693.
- Slomp, J., and Gaalman, G.J.C. (2002). The Competitive Advantage of Flexible Automation, SME Technical Papers, paper no: MS02-250, 2002
- Gaalman, G.J.C., Slomp, J., and Suresh, N.C. (1999), Towards an Integration of Process Planning and Production Planning and Control for Flexible Manufacturing Systems, The International Journal of Flexible Manufacturing Systems, Volume 11, No.1, pp.5-17.
- Slomp, J. (1997), The Design and Operation of Flexible Manufacturing Shops, Chapter 7 in: The Planning and Scheduling of Production Systems, Methodologies and Applications, edited by A.Artiba and S.E.Elmaghra¬by, Chapman & Hall, pp.199-227, ISBN 0 412 61020 5.
- Slomp, J., (1994), Production Control for Flexible Manufacturing Systems - An Application Oriented Approach. Dissertation University of Twente, Promotors: Prof.Dr.W.H.M. Zijm (UT-Mechanical Engineering), Prof.Dr.Ir.G.J.C. Gaalman (RUG-Business) en Prof.Dr.Ir.J.J. Krabbendam (UT-Industrial Engineering).
- Slomp, J., and Gaalman, G.J.C. (1993), "A production control system for a flexible manufacturing system description and evaluation", International Journal of Flexible Automation and Integrated Manufacturing, Vol.1, No. 2, 93-103.
Mitchell van Roij MScHAN University of applied sciences
Mitchell has his Master in Organizational Sciences, and started working at the Lean & World Class Performance Research Group. With his participation in the Lean 4.0 project, he provides the team with the necessary knowledge in the context of behavioral science and organizational input, to make sure that these aspects are not neglected. His research efforts are mainly focussed on networks, both intra- and inter-organizational.
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Aart van GinkelMitsubishi
Operations Manager, responsible for the development of the operations function of the company. After working as engineer in technical companies for several years, Aart studied organization psychology. He works since 2001 at MEE. In the project LEAN 4.0. Aart will be the primarily responsible person within MEE and the project leader. He incorporates in the LEAN 4.0 project the vision of the development of the production plant related to smooth, up scalable production and the development and implementation of automated (Smart) production technology. He will be the MEE project leader of the WP 6 pilot studies. Besides his work at MEE, Aart is actively involved in regional Dutch initiatives and networks regarding the development of Smart Technologies in production. This is valuable input for WP 1, 5 and 8.
associate Prof. Dr. Erlend AlfnesNTNU
Erlend Alfnes is Associate Professor in Production Management at NTNU Trondheim, Norway. He is BSc in Control Engineering at the Trondheim College of Engineering, M.Sc. in Production Engineering from Narvik Institute of Technology, and PhD in Production Management from NTNU. In the period 1998 – 2013, he was employed as a researcher and senior researcher at SINTEF Technology and Society, Department of Operations Management.
Alfnes research interests are within Lean manufacturing, manufacturing planning and control, enterprise resource planning systems, and manufacturing strategy. He has 15 years’ experience as a leader of national and international research projects. EuroLean+ - a European Lean Network, Effekt – efficient manufacturing of advanced ship equipment, and Autopart – world-class spare part production, are some research project he is/has been managing. He has also several times been invited to lecture about topics like Manufacturing Execution Systems, production strategy and Lean manufacturing.
Following is a selection of journal and conference papers of relevance to the project:
- Strandhagen, J. W., Alfnes, E., Strandhagen, J. O., & Vallandingham, L. R. (2017). The fit of Industry 4.0 applications in manufacturing logistics: a multiple case study. Advances in Manufacturing, 5(4), 344-358.
- Alfnes, Erlend; Thomassen, Maria Kristina Kollberg; Bostad, Marthe.
Comparing Techniques for Selecting Automation Technology. APMS 2016 International Conference: Advances in Production Management Systems; 2016-09-03 - 2016-09-07, NTNU SINTEF
- Strandhagen, Jo Wessel; Alfnes, Erlend; Strandhagen, Jan Ola; Swahn, Natalia.
Importance of production environments when applying Industry 4.0 to production logistics – a multiple case study. I: Advanced Manufacturing and Automation VI. Atlantis Press 2016 ISBN 978-94-6252-243-5. NTNU
- Alfnes, Erlend; Thomassen, Maria Kristina Kollberg; Gran, Erik.
A Framework for Lean Flow in Turbulent High-Variety Low-Volume Manufacturing Environments. APMS 2016 International Conference: Advances in Production Management Systems; 2016-09-03 - 2016-09-07, NTNU SINTEF
- Alfnes, Erlend; Thomassen, Maria Kristina Kollberg; Gran, Erik.
Designing Lean flow in engineer-to-order manufacturing. International Annual EurOMA Conference; 2016-06-17 - 2016-06-22, NTNU SINTEF
Iakymenko, Natalia; Alfnes, Erlend; Thomassen, Maria Kristina Kollberg.
A differentiated approach for justification of advanced manufacturing technologies. Advances in Manufacturing 2016 ;Volum 4.(3) s. 257-267, NTNU SINTEF
adjunct Prof. Hans-Henrik HvolbyNTNU
Hans-Henrik Hvolby has since 2012 held a 20% professor position at NTNU. He is professor of Supply Chain Planning and Integration at Aalborg University and has been directly involved in raising national end European research funding to a value of 6,6 million € and has published more than 150 peer-reviewed papers in academic journals and conferences, supervised 14 Ph.D. students and reviewed 17 Ph.D. projects as well as conducted 5 international research application review assignments. He has been lead organiser of more than 50 industrial and research seminars, amongst others the MITIP and SMESME conferences. He is a visiting professor at the University of Tasmania and has previously had a visiting professorship at University of South Australia. He sits in the editorial board member of 4 international journals and the programme committee of 3 international organisations. He has supervised more than 90 student projects (most on master level) and lectured in areas as logistics, production planning and control, ERP and APS systems, shop floor control, simulation, manufacturing information systems and business intelligence.
Anita Romsdal has been a research scientist in production management at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at NTNU since January 2014. Previously, she was a researcher in logistics at SINTEF Technology and Society (2004-2013). She has a Master of Business Administration degree (Victoria University of Technology, 2003) and a PhD in production planning and control in food production (NTNU, 2014). Her main research field is Operations Management, focusing on logistics, supply chain management, and planning and control. Application areas include supply chains from production, through wholesale/warehouse and retail. Dr. Romsdal has initiated, coordinated and carried out a large number of national and international research projects. She is author and co-author of over 40 papers in international journals and conferences, including Production Planning & Control, Journal of Cleaner Production, International Journal of Food System Dynamics, and Advanced Materials Research. She has supervised over 50 student projects at bachelor and master level.
associate Prof. Marco SeminiNTNU
Marco Semini has been associate professor at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at NTNU since 2017. Previously, he worked as a research scientist at SINTEF Technology and Society, later also at NTNU. He has a master degree in mathematics from the university of Lausanne, Switzerland, and a PhD in production management from NTNU. Marco Semini carries out research and education in manufacturing logistics, supply chain management, and manufacturing strategy. He has had key roles in a range of applied R&D projects in various manufacturing industries. He is main author or co-author of several publications in international journals as well numerous papers in conference proceedings. He is supervisor or co-supervisor of several PhD candidates and has also supervised numerous master students.
Prof. Dr. Ingmar IckerottOsnabrück University of Applied Sciences
Ingmar Ickerott is a professor of business administration, with specialization in logistics management at the University of Applied Science Osnabrueck. Subsequently to his masters degree in business he received his PhD in political sciences at the university of Osnabrueck. In parallel, he was management consultant and senior project manager. Professor Ickerott is honorary founding and board member of the competence network “Individuallogistik e. V. In addition, he has initiated a multitude of combined IT-Logistics research projects within the region of Osnabrueck (EEE-Logistics-Network, Dorfgemeinschaft 2.0, Glasshouse, EuroLean+). His research focus is on supply chain planning and management, LEAN, IT-related project management and Industry 4.0. Furthermore, he has a substantial experience in teaching where he is responsible for a number of Bachelor and Master Study programs at the Faculty of Management, C
- Berkemeier, L.; Werning, S.; Zobel, B.; Ickerott, I.; Thomas, O.: Der Kunde als Dienstleister: Akzeptanz und Gebrauchstauglichkeit von Smart Glasses im Self-Service. HMD Praxis der Wirtschaftsinformatik, 54, 2017, 781–794
- Niemöller, C; Zobel, B.; Berkemeier, L.; Metzger, D.; Werning, S.; Adelmeyer, T.; Ickerott, I.; Thomas, O.: Sind Smart Glasses die Zukunft der Digitalisierung von Arbeitsprozessen? Explorative Fallstudien zukünftiger Einsatzszenarien in der Logistik. In: Leimeister, J.M.; Brenner, W.: 13th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik, St. Gallen, 2017, 410–424
- 410–424 3. Buetfering, B., Van der Stoel, A., Kumar Sriram, P., Van Landeghem, H., Ickerott, I., Wiegel, V. and Alfnes, E. (2016) Lean in high variety, low volume production environments − A Literature Review and Maturity Model. In: 23rd EurOMA Conference
- Niemöller, C.; Metzger, D.; Thomas, O.; Ickerott, I.; Till, S.; Mollen, T.; Neumann, T.; Hucke, S.: Smart Glasses zur Unterstützung von Logistikdienstleistungen - Bedarfsorientierte Informationsbereitstellung zur Prozesssteuerung. In: productivity, Nr. 5/2015, S. 13-16
- Ickerott, I., Schüller, M.: Vernetzung zwischen Wissenschaft und Praxis, in: LOGO, Nr. 83/2014, S. 14-16
- Ickerott, I.: Material flow planning – problems and areas for action, in: f+h intralogistics, 7/2013, S. 22-24
- Ickerott, I.: Agilität im Service durch dezentrale Organisation und Steuerung der Logistik. In: Tagungsband zur 10. Paderborner Frühjahrstagung "Reagible Unternehmen in dynamischen Märkten", Paderborn, 2008
- Ickerott. I.: Agentenbasierte Simulation für das Supply Chain Management, EUL Verlag, 2007
- Teuteberg, F.; Ickerott, I.: Mobile Supply Chain Event Management Using Auto-ID and Sensor Technologies – A Simulation Approach. In: Jung, H.; Chen, F.; Jeong, B.: Trends in Supply Chain Design and Management: Technologies and Methodologies, Springer Series in Advanced Manufacturing, 2007: S. 93-12
Dennis KonushOsnabrück University of Applied Sciences
Dennis has concluded his study in August 2018 in Business Administration (Bachelor of Arts) with the focus on Logistics and IT. The final thesis includes the efficient application of Smart Glasses in Logistics, which was written within the research project called “Glasshouse” of the Hochschule Osnabrück. By the activity as a research assistant in the past, he collected knowledge full of benefits for the LEAN 4.0 project, which includes methods for literature reviews, creative presentations and skills in writing research papers. With high flexibility, Dennis serves as a contact person for nearly all concerns and is involved with participation in Workshops and continuing education.
Matthias is responsible for the performance of the operational processes of the United Factory in Lingen. This includes the manufacturing processes for mechanical, electronical, plastic and sensorical parts and the assembly, maintenance and testing of manufactured equipment. The main focus is on process performance, continuous improvbiement, product quality, time to business and customer satisfaction. Matthias holds a degree in material science and industrial engineering and is since more than 15 years active in different management functions! He is a member of the United Factory Management.
Dr. Holger KlusROSEN
Head of Company Digital Transformation
Holger Klus has been responsible for the digital transformation strategy of the ROSEN Group since April 2018. After studying computer science and subsequently obtaining a doctorate, he moved to the ROSEN Research & Technology Center in 2013 and initially worked as a software architect. He became Lead Architect at the end of 2014, before moving into Corporate Management to his current role as Head of Company Digital Transformation.
Associate professor Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Marco Semini has been associate professor at NTNU since 2017. Previously, he worked as a research scientist at SINTEF Technology and Society, later also at NTNU. He has a master degree in mathematics from the university of Lausanne, Switzerland, and a PhD in production management from NTNU. Marco Semini carries out research and education in manufacturing logistics, supply chain management, and manufacturing strategy. He has had key roles in a range of applied R&D projects in various manufacturing industries. He is main author or co-author of several publications in international journals as well numerous papers in conference proceedings. He is supervisor or co-supervisor of several PhD candidates and has also supervised numerous master students.
dr. Daryl PowellSintef
Over ten years expertise in Lean and Continuous Improvement, including an MSc in Lean and Agile Manufacturing from University of Wales, Swansea and a PhD in Lean Production Planning and Control from Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway. Over 20 peer-reviewed publications in the domain of the project, particularly Lean and information and communication technology (ICT).
- Powell, D.J. and Van der Stoel, A. (2017) Lean Engineer-to-order Manufacturing. In: Netland, T.H. and Powell, D.J. (EDS) The Routledge Companion to Lean Management. Taylor and Francis, New York.
- Powell, D.J. (2014) Integration of MRP Logic and Kanban Shopfloor Control. In: Modrak, V. and Semanco, P. (EDS) Handbook of Research on Design and Management of Lean Production Systems. IGI Global, Pennsylvania.
- Powell, D.J. (2016) “Deploying a Norwegian Corporate Lean Program in China: The case of Kongsberg Maritime”. Lean Management Journal. 6 (5).
- Powell, D.J., Strandhagen, J.O., Tommelein, I.D., Ballard, G. and Rossi, M. (2014) “A New Set of Principles for Pursuing the Lean Ideal in Engineer-to-order Manufacturers”. Procedia CIRP. 17 (2014).
- Arica, E. and Powell, D.J. (2014) “A framework for ICT-enabled real-time production planning and control”. Advances in Manufacturing. 2 (2).
- Powell, D.J. (2013) “ERP Systems in Lean Production: New insights from a review of Lean and ERP literature”. International Journal of Operations and Production Management. 33 (11/12).
- Powell, D.J. and Found, P. (2013) “ERP: Enterprise-wide Respect for People”. Lean Management Journal. 3 (7).
- Powell, D.J., Hicks, C., McGovern, T. and Small, A. (2013) “Bite-sized lean”. Lean Management Journal. 3 (5).
- Powell, D.J., Alfnes, E., Strandhagen, J.O. and Dreyer, H.C. (2013) “Investigating the concurrent application of lean and ERP: Towards an ERP-based lean implementation process”. Computers in Industry. 64 (3).
- Powell, D.J., Riezebos, J. and Strandhagen, J.O. (2013) “Lean production and ERP systems in SMEs: ERP support for pull production”. International Journal of Production Research. 51 (2).
- Powell, D.J. and Skjelstad, L. (2012) “RFID for the extended lean enterprise”. International Journal of Lean Six Sigma. 3 (3).
- Powell, D.J. (2012) “Norway, a lean champion”. Lean Management Journal, 2 (2).
- Powell, D.J. (2011) “ERP Systems in lean production: Understanding customer value”. Lean Management Journal, 1 (13).
- Powell, D.J. and Strandhagen, J.O (2011) “Lean production vs. ERP systems: an ICT paradox?” Operations Management, 37 (3).
- Powell, D.J. (2008) “Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)”. INFORM – The Institute of Operations Management, March 2008.
- Powell, D.J. and Netland, T.H. (2017) Developing and deploying lean leadership practices through action learning. 28th International POMS Conference, Seattle, USA, 5th – 8th May 2017.
- Powell, D.J. and Netland, T.H. (2016) Hierarchical level and Lean Leadership practices. 23rd EurOMA Conference, Trondheim, Norway, 17th – 22nd June 2016.
- Powell, D.J. and Rødseth, H. (2013) ICT-Enabled Integrated Operations: Towards a Framework for the Integration of Manufacturing- and Maintenance Planning and Control. APMS Conference, Penn State University, USA, 9th – 12th September 2013.
- Powell, D.J., Bas, I. and Alfnes, E. (2013) Integrating Lean and MRP: A Taxonomy of the Literature. Advances in Production Management Systems. APMS Conference, Penn State University, USA, 9th – 12th September 2013.
- Hicks, C. and Powell, D.J. (2013) Integrating Lean and ERP in Engineer-to-Order Subsea Companies. 22nd International Conference on Production Research, Brazil, 28th July – 1st August 2013.
- Powell, D.J. and Olesen, P.B. (2013) Two-dimensional Value Stream Mapping: Integrating the design of the MPC system in the value stream map. 20th EurOMA Conference, Dublin, Ireland. 7th – 12th June 2013.
- Powell, D.J. and Strandhagen, J.O. (2012) 21st Century Operational Excellence: Addressing the Similarities and Differences between Lean Production, Agility and QRM. IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Hong Kong, China, 10th – 13th December 2012.
- Powell, D.J., Binder, A. and Arica, E. (2012) MES Support for Lean Production. APMS Conference, Rhodes, Greece, 24th – 26th September 2012.
- Powell, D.J., Alfnes, E., Strandhagen, J.O. and Dreyer, H.C. (2011) ERP Support for Lean Production. APMS Conference, Stavanger, Norway, 26th – 28th September 2011.
- Powell, D.J. and Olesen, P.B. (2011) ERP systems for lean production control. In Dreyer, H. (Ed.) 13th International MITIP Conference, Trondheim, 22nd – 24th June 2011.
- Sletten, L. and Powell, D.J. (2011) Lean Vs. ICT: Effective Performance Management with Dashboards. In Dreyer, H. (Ed.) 13th International MITIP Conference, Trondheim, 22nd – 24th June 2011.
- Goeldner, T. and Powell, D.J. (2011) The use of IT in lean production: a transnational survey. In Dreyer, H. (Ed.) 13th International MITIP Conference, Trondheim, 22nd – 24th June 2011.
Williams, O., Oseng, T., Thomas, R., Donne, K. and Powell, D.J. (2011) The application of lean thinking to the prototype design and manufacture of motorsport composite structures. In Dreyer, H. (Ed.) 13th International MITIP Conference, Trondheim, 22nd – 24th June 2011.