Centre for Operational Research and Logistics

Events and Seminars

  • Seminar

    Exploring technological process innovation from a lifecycle perspective

    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.

  • Seminar

    Towards a triple loop learning from failures

    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.

  • Seminar

    Managing cyber and information risks in supply chains: insights from an exploratory analysis

    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.

  • Seminar

    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.

  • Seminar

    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.

  • Conference

    OR58 Annual Conference

    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.