High tech system operations

The big challenge is to identify which technologies to combine and how to improve performance and operational control in smart industry (networks), including high-tech manufacturing, biomanufacturing, logistics, warehousing, maintenance and servitised supply chains. Research questions address the introduction of the human factor in the optimization of operational processes (together with the research theme Humans & Technology), how to optimize efficient after sales supply chain management, using techniques as sensor networks, 3D printing and blockchain design technology, and how to manage maintenance, repair, replacement, and discharge for service-centric offerings, in which manufacturers often remain product owners and customers have a pay-per-use or subscription model.