Centre for Operational Research and Logistics
Events and Seminars
Thursday 1 December 2016, 1.00pm - 2.00pm
This research investigates the logistics capabilities of ports, namely physical characteristics, connectivity and layout of the port, for supporting the installation and operation and maintenance phases of offshore wind projects using Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP).
Thursday 23 November 2016, 1:15pm - 3:00pm
Technological process innovation (TPI) is a distinctive organizational phenomenon characterized by a firm-internal locus and underlying components such as mutual adaptation of new technology and existing organization, technological change, organizational change, and systemic impact. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the management of these components at different stages of the innovation lifecycle (ILC) in large manufacturing companies.
Thursday 17 November 2016, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
In this work, a framework of learning and unlearning from failures is introduced through a model of conceptualizing 'three loops learning' which is proposed and verified drawing on examples based on case studies of major failures or disasters in nuclear and aviation. In doing so, we provide a new conceptualisation of learning from failures through the triple loop learning model.
Thursday 3 November 2016, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
The increasing level of connectivity is transforming supply chains, creating new opportunities but also new risks in the cyber space. Hence, cyber supply chain risk management (CSCRM) is emerging as a new management construct. The purpose of this study is fourfold: to identify cyber and information risks and sources from a supply chain management perspective; to investigate how companies perceive those risks; to explore initiatives adopted to confront them; to investigate ways in which firms can develop CSCRM capabilities.
Layout optimisation for an installation port of an offshore wind farm
Thursday 20 October 2016, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
This talk describes problem where the layout of an installation port for an offshore wind farm needs to be generated in an efficient way so as to minimise the transportation cost of main components of an offshore wind turbine within the port.
Sustainable production systems and logistics: a new challenge for the future
Friday 9 September 2016, 10:00am - 11:00am
Due to the high degree of flexibility required in production systems, the classical on-off control system causes large energy losses due to mismatches between the output power of fixed‐speed motors and the mechanical power demands of the electromechanical system. The purpose of this seminar is to analyse and compare both the economic and the environmental benefits related to the potential retrofitting of existing production systems managed using the traditional on-off control according to different variable typologies: the flexibility requirement variables, the production system variables and the variables related to the specific country considered.
Tuesday 6 September - Thursday 8 September 2016
OR58, the annual conference of the Operational Research Society is a unique opportunity to develop professional skills, build knowledge of the latest developments, use people’s experiences to spark imagination, and meet, discuss and share with others in the field.