The next frontier of manufacturing will involve closing the gaps between customers and providers, linkages in global supply chain and the broad issue of sustainability argues professor Mitchell M. Tseng, our guest speaker at a seminar title “Manufacturing Technology And Economy: What’s Next?”.
When: September 16, 2014, 13.30 – 15.00
Where: Moscow School of Management, Rid de Janeiro lecture hall, (Brazil)
As a manufacturing technologist by training, I have been at the front row of sea change in manufacturing to witness the great expansion of production capability and capacity in the last four decades. In conjunction with information and communication technology (ICT) as well as globalization, the advance of manufacturing technology contributes to the dramatic improvement of human lives. Since the ability to produce determines a region’s quality of life, many countries have moved manufacturing to the top of the national agenda in the last few years.
In this presentation, we would like to discuss the next frontier of manufacturing. It includes closing the gaps between customers and providers, linkages in global supply chain and the broad issue of sustainability – not only environmental, but also economic and social sustainability. Hopefully, these discussions can lead to examine some fundamental issues in manufacturing that we need to take on with further innovation drives.
Mitchell M. Tseng is the Chair Professor and Director of Advanced Manufacturing Institute at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He started his career in developing key enabling manufacturing technologies for computer industry, some of which, including the diamond machining for polygons in laser printers, are still widely used. He has been working closely with industry with more than 100 projects to upgrade product design and manufacturing capabilities in companies. He worked in Xerox and Digital Equipment Corporation for two decades developing products, service systems and managing business transformation.
Prof Tseng is an elected Fellow of the International Academy of Production Research (CIRP), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences (HKAES). He is the recipient of LEAD Award from SME, Franz Edelman Laureate (INFORMS), and Outstanding Industrial Engineer (Purdue). He also holds faculty appointments in MIT Zaragoza Logistics Center, Nanshan Professor in School of Design, China Academy of Arts and Honorary Professor of Business and Management in Technical University of Munich, Ministry of Science and Technology Chair Professor in Feng Chia University (Taiwan).
* The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) is a private graduate research university in Skolkovo, Russia, a suburb of Moscow. Established in 2011 in collaboration with MIT, Skoltech educates global leaders in innovation, advance scientific knowledge, and foster new technologies to address critical issues facing Russia and the world. Applying international research and educational models, the university integrates the best Russian scientific traditions with twenty-first century entrepreneurship and innovation.