Friday 29th May
The use of information systems in operations management has long been commonplace and the advent of the Internet and its associated technologies has further reinforced their importance. However, the application of such information systems has begun to challenge traditional business paradigms and encourage operations strategists and managers to look towards their partners, suppliers and customers to collectively gain further competitive advantage.
This seminar will specifically focus upon emerging technologies, their implementation and change management risks.
We will discuss:
• The drivers encouraging e-operations?
• The challenges of becoming an e-operator?
• Case studies about e-operational issues?
This event is sponsored by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Aston Business School. There will be presentations from senior international academics and renowned industry experts; there will also be time to network with other professionals to be able to share experiences about the topic.
• Acquire new knowledge
• Network with professionals in your area
• Influence policy and practice.
If you would like to have your say about the future of UK operations then this seminar is for you.
09:30 Arrival, coffee and Registration
10:00 Welcome by Dr. Prasanta Dey, Aston University
10:15 Professor Anagappa Gunasekaran, University of Massachusetts, USA: ‘Responsive SupplyChains: A Competitive Strategy in a Networked Economy’
10:45 Mr. Rob Toguri, VP, Technical Services, Capgemini: ‘Information Architecture – A different approach’
11:30 Professor Amrik Sohal, Monash University, Australia: ‘Managing Supply Chains: Competencies, Technologies and Future Challenges’
12:00 Mr Phil Ellis, Group Operations Director, Brintons Carpets: ‘Implications for Lean Manufacturing’
13:30 Mr Martin Gollogly, SAP UK ‘Cross-Industry / Academic collaborations’
14:00 Professor Lenny Koh, University of Sheffield: ‘Low Carbon Supply Chains’
14:30 Professor David Bennett, Aston University: ‘Enterprise Planning in a Turbulent Economic Climate’
15:00 Coffee and networking
15:45 Dr Ben Clegg, Aston University: Thanks and close
Who Should Attend?
We welcome participants from industry, government and academia. We especially welcome post graduate students (who are eligible for expenses). The event is free for all, but spaces are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis.
Book a place.