Report from AMSCI Consortium meeting

The meeting was jointly organised by Laing O’Rourke and University of Cambridge - Distributed Information and Automation Laboratory and Engineering Design Centre, and was attended by more than 40 people from different companies.


Dr Tariq Masood and Prof John Clarkson (EDC) reported on the Integrated Design for Manufacturing and Assembly work stream, D(FMA)2. The reports included updates on change modelling work, manufacturing automation and reconfigurability work, and engagement with design and manufacturing teams of Laing O’Rourke, Brydenwood and Comau. 


Dr Tariq Masood and Stephen Harley (Director Advanced Manufacturing at Laing O’Rourke) also conducted a Supply Chain Integration exercise (aka Beer Game) as part of the consortium meeting. At the end of game, Dr Tariq Masood reflected on key supply chain issues and possible solutions using examples from aerospace, automotive and construction sectors.


A tour of Thorn Lighting factory in Spennymoor was also organized as part of the consortium meeting.


For any further queries, please contact Tariq Masood (


Date published

29 October 2015

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