Workshop 1: Tools and Applications of Intelligent Manufacturing Planning
This workshop will provide an overview of tools and methods for integrative manufacturing planning, which includes distributed (agent-based) applications for product development cycle: design, process planning, setup planning, manufacturing scheduling and FMS simulation. Product development cycle starts with a product design in CAD software and its CAD model transfer to other applications. The first application is feature mapping/feature recognition in order to convert part geometry into valid manufacturing features. Process planning starts with a process selection using rule based tools, proceeds to machine and tool determination, cost and time estimation, and completes with a process network generation and plan optimization through sequencing and clustering for necessary setups. Process plans can be optimized statically (before actual manufacturing) or dynamically (during the manufacturing execution). In the latter case, significant improvements are expected, as process plan network is optimized during execution, and the savings and performance are usually verified by discrete simulation of the manufacturing (FMS) process. This workshop details procedures and methods for above mentioned tasks, and demonstrates their applicability on several real world examples in an agent based distributed planning system IMPlanner-MAS. The workshop will be delivered as two-parts sessions.
Dr. Dusan N. Sormaz is a Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Ohio University, Athens, USA. Dr. Dusan N. Sormaz’s principal research interests are in Lean manufacturing, Simulation, Additive Manufacturing, Process planning, and application of knowledge based systems in manufacturing. He teaches Lean manufacturing, Simulation and Computer Integrated Manufacturing courses at Ohio University. His student team received the 1st place among 220 teams from 11 countries in the Global simulation competition sponsored by Simio company held in May 2017. His graduate student team was a runner up in NIST/ASME RAMP competition held at ASME MSEC Conference in June 2017.
He has worked on research projects sponsored by NIST, Delphi Automotive, GE, MVESC, and major oil companies in the areas of manufacturing process planning, cost estimation, bus scheduling, and corrosion modeling and prediction software.
He has published his research (over 100 refereed papers) in refereed journals, the four book chapters and at international conferences. He also delivered several keynotes and workshops at the research conferences. He serves as a reviewer for several international journals, he co-edited proceedings of Group Technology/ Cellular Manufacturing World Symposium 2003 and he was a guest editor of the special issue of International Journal of Production Research in 2008. He is the general chair of the Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing conference FAIM2018 which is being organized by the Russ College in June 2018 in Columbus, OH.
Dr. Sormaz was awarded the Lean Teaching Awards by Lean Division of IISE in 2018, he was finalist for Presidential Teacher Award at Ohio University in 2017, and received multiple annual Marvin E. and Ann D. White Teaching Award and Marvin E. and Ann D. White Research Awards at Ohio University. He was a holder of Fulbright scholarship for graduate studies in the USA in early 1990-ties.
Dr. Sormaz received his Ph.D. degree in industrial and systems engineering and MSc. in computer science from University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, and MSc in industrial engineering and BS. in mechanical engineering from University of Novi Sad, Yugoslavia. He is member of IISE, senior member of SME, member of ASEE and member of Alpha Pi Mu – industrial engineering honor society.
Workshop 2: On flexibility in production and assembly lines
In this workshop, the need for flexibility in production lines is introduced first. Then, cellular design for manufactured parts are discussed with examples. Later, layered cellular design that brings a high level of flexibility and efficiency to manufacturing system is illustrated. In the second part of the workshop, manufacturing cells and assembly lines are integrated. In the last segment of the workshop, assembly line balancing, parallel stations, parallel assembly lines, assembly lines with by-pass stations, U-shaped assembly lines, linked assembly cells and mixed-model sequencing issues are addressed. The workshop will be delivered as two-parts sessions.
Gürsel A. Süer is a professor in the ISE Department at Ohio University. He has obtained his BSIE and MSIE degrees from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey and PhD in IE from Wichita State University. He is on the editorial board of various journals. He has co-chaired two Computers and Industrial Engineering Conferences (1997-Puerto Rico, 2005-Istanbul), ANNIE Conference in 2009. He also initiated Group Technology/Cellular Manufacturing Conferences which were held in 2000-Puerto Rico, 2003-Ohio, 2006-Netherlands, 2009-Japan. He also organized a workshop in CM/SERU in Ohio 2016. He has consulted various companies such as AVON, HP, General Dynamics, Ocular Science, Lifescan, Circo Caribe, Allergan America, Excel, Vornado, and carried out several funded projects sponsored by MVESC, TS Trim, Ohio University, NSF, AVON, Checkpoint, and Timberland. Most of his research has been motivated by his experiences and observations in industrial settings. His main interests are applied scheduling, cellular manufacturing, manufacturing system design, supply chain, vehicle routing, logistics, applied optimization, decision making, genetic algorithms, intelligent systems with human component, modeling competitive business strategies. He has offered workshops in Intelligent Manufacturing and Logistics in various International Conferences and gave key note speeches. He has edited six Conference Proceedings and four special issues with different journals. He has co-edited a book on Cellular Manufacturing and published over 60 journal papers, 20 chapters in edited books, over 100 conference papers and made over 50 presentations.