Professor of logistics systems
University of Vaasa, Networked value systems
Technology in the supply chains
Digital technologies are salient drivers for todays supply chains. Configurators, cloud manufacturing, real-time enterprise, big data analytics and optimization are currently promising technologies. My research addresses the management of logistics processes in supply demand networks, which take place in various industries. This research has developed new approaches on analytical modelling and use of computers solving the industrial management problems.
Recent and ongoing projects
ASDN Software for supply chains
A rapid modelling tool for designing global supply chains. Visualizes network structures and allows key performance indicator analysis. Inventory models for inbound and outbound materials are fully customiziable. This software is distributed open source. Industrial partners include ABB.
2010 – 2016
Production planning and control can be integrated to production machinery, and provided as a service from cloud. Real-time view on asset utilization, various key performance indicators are managed by using a cloud manufacturing platftorm and digital-twin located in the cloud is mirrored in reality. Our cloud manufacturing lab at Technobothia shows how production planning, machine control and production simulation are integrated. Industrial partners include Dimecc and Prima Power.
Big data analytics for container ships
Jun 2014 – 2017
Large container ships provide large volume of global logistics. In academia, bay planning has been modelled as a stowage problem. However, large ships seem to have lower capacity utilizations compared to smaller vessels. This project has developed tools to visualize container stowage and link key performance indicators at the main leg. Industrial partners include Dimecc, Cargotec, Tieto and Napa.
Servitization and digitalization
This book is dedicated to the issues and complexities of industrial services supply chain management. It analyzes how the transition from products to services can be managed, and how supply chains can be adjusted to reflect this new status quo. The book begins with chapters examining product-service systems structures and servitization – the services infusion process.
Digitalization of operations are changing supply chains. Networks may operate by using real-time information. Below you will find some selected recent works. Full list of publications are available at Google Scholar.
Full up to date list of publications is available at Google Scholar. Below selected works:
Development of technology and business
University of Vaasa, Networked Value Systems, Department of Production
Box 700, FI-65100 Vaasa, FINLAND
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