Organisation profile

Organisation profile

Effective planning of resources and activities is essential for industry and service companies spanning from strategic to operational levels.

In the Operations and Supply Chain Management Section, we use quantitative methods such as simulation theory, mathematical optimisation and the use of information technology to develop methods for an efficient and sustainable use of resources. Furthermore, qualitative methodologies such as process optimisation are employed to support research within efficient planning and management across the supply chain.

The core research areas of operations and supply chain management include supply chain management, customisation, modularisation and product configuration systems, design of production systems and production and planning control.

Our research targets a broad spectrum of industrial and service sectors, including manufacturing, services, transportation and health care.

We place a special emphasis on digitalisation, analytics and Industry 4.0 to further strengthen our efforts further in applying quantitative and qualitative methods to improve decision support across the entire supply chain.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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