Resilience in manufacturing system is one of the key research themes of DIAL. This theme focuses on developing manufacturing system characteristics that can endure disruptions and possible achieve normal operations condition with minimum investment of time and money. The state of ‘resilience’ can be achieved by constantly altering the operation structure in order to cope with emerging risks such as climate change. Hence, our research focuses on resilience tools and techniques within the context of operational resilience framework. Current research areas under this theme include:
1. Disruption Awareness: What is known about what might go wrong?
- Risk identification and impact assessment
- Operations/Supply chain visibility
- Resilience audit
2. Disruption Preparation: What preparation can be made in anticipation?
- Supplier disruption prediction
- Resilient Operations
3. Disruption Management: What decisions are needed to manage potential disruptions?
- Reconfigurable control architectures
- Agent based control
- Disruption management
4. Disruption Response: What can physically happen in response to disruptions?
- Resilience capability assessment
Current projects under this theme include:
- Airline Performance & Disruption Management Across Extended Networks (APEMEN)
- Virtual Intelligent Production, Procurement and Prediction system
- Design for Disaster Relief and Resilience
- Advanced manufacturing of homes, buildings and infrastructure
Prof. Duncan McFarlane, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Alexandra Brintrup, email@example.com
Dr. Mukesh Kumar, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Tariq Masood, email@example.com