Technical Webinar: Digital Transformation for Smart Manufacturer and Logistics Service Provider
Digital and information technology has been developing rapidly in the last decade. These technologies, such as 3D Printing, Internet of Things, Blockchain, among others, have revolutionized product and process innovation. We are now in the intelligent/smart manufacturing era! Products and manufacturing processes are now not just a connection between components and manufacturing systems respectively. In contrast, they are complex systems consisting of data collection and analysis systems, on top of traditional hardware and software. This brings companies with additional capabilities, flexibilities, connectivity, and so on, across various business functional units to create competitive advantages. In this connection, there is a need to adjust traditional operations management philosophy in order to transform companies in this intelligent/smart manufacturing era. This presentation aims to enlighten participants to rethink how product/process innovation and manufacturing operations should be designed and built to create and capture value for customers. This will link to a wide range of new strategic choices for companies.
About the speakers:
Prof H K CHAN
Professor Hing Kai Chan joined the Nottingham University Business School China in September 2014, and is a Professor of Operations Management. Prior to joining the School, he was a Senior Lecturer in the Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia in UK. He worked in the electronic manufacturing industry over 10 years before joining the academia.
Professor Chan has published over 100 peer-reviewed academic articles and (co-)edited several special issues for reputable international journals. His publications appear in Production and Operations Management, European Journal of Operational Research, various IEEE Transactions, Decision Support Systems, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Production Research, among others. He has been the co-editor of Industrial Management & Data Systems (SCI-indexed) since 2014, and is an Associate Editor of Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review (SCI-indexed) since 2018. He was the Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics (SCI-indexed) from 2009 to 2015, and the Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (SCI-indexed) from 2014-2017. Professor Chan also serves as an Editorial Board Member (or similar) in a number of journals such as International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications (SSCI-indexed), Online Information Review (SCI-indexed).
Professor Chan is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (FIET), and the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). He is also a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. Professor Chan is a Chartered Engineer and a Chartered Marketer. In 2019, he was appointed as the Expert Committee Member of the Ningbo Municipal Commerce Bureau “Supply Chain Innovation and Applications Committee”
Dr Harry K H CHOW
Dr Harry Chow is currently an Assistant Chief Operating Officer of Wah Tong Group, Wah Tong Group is a creative packaging development & branding service provider since 1970, WTG offers brand building, packaging design, graphic design, retail solution, logistics and distribution to our customer. At present, there are four production facilities located in Guangdong in southern China, Fujian and Jiangsu in the east, these cover the service areas in the Pearl River Delta and Yangtze River Delta region and a logistics company in Hong Kong, providing logistics and forwarding service in both Hong Kong and mainland China.
Dr. Chow is the in-charge of operation control, KPI system, MES, promotion of industry 4.0 of the group. Before he joined the Wah Tong Group, he was an assistant professor of Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST), research area was RFID, A.I., warehouse management system and operations research.
01 Aug 2020
10:30am - 12:00pm
Hong Kong Local Network
Organized by: Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering Section (MIES), IET Hong Kong
Co-Organized by: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE), MILES Alumni Association, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Speaker: 1. Prof H K CHAN
Professor of Nottingham University Ningbo China, FIET
2. Dr K H CHOW
Assistant Chief Operating Officer, Wah Tong Group
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