报告题目：Simple Control for Complex Job Shops: Workload Control
报告简介：Latest since Skinner’s (1969) seminal work on manufacturing as the missing link in corporate strategy it is recognized that a firms manufacturing function limits its strategic options at the corporate level. Currently we observe a shift in the competitive environments of Chinese firms due to a new focus on the internal market. It follows, that the future business success of Chinese firms will to a large extend depend on how well they are able to adjust their manufacturing system to this changing competitive environment. During the last decades the major task for managers was to produce more quantity, cheaper. Meanwhile, an internal market demands less quantity – but highly customized - at a reasonable price.
In general, only few production planning and control systems have been developed that are suitable for shops which produce highly customized products at short notice. One is the Workload Control concept, which has been shown to significantly improve the performance of complex make-to-order job shops both through simulation and, on occasions, in practice.
报告人简介： Matthias Thürer is a full professor at Jinan University. His research interests include Lean implementation and Production Planning and Control solutions for small and medium sized enterprises, Workload Control (WLC), Lean work design. Prof. Matthias has made significant research outputs in the field of workload control. He has published over 20 top journal papers in the field of Industrial Engineering, e.g., Production & Operations Management, European Journal of Operational Research, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Production Research.