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Themes and structure for workshops Manufuture 2009

The 2009 Manufuture conference theme is “Implementing a Sustainable European Manufacturing Industry”, from a

  • Economic
  • Ecologic and
  • Social

perspective. These perspectives are reflected in the plenary sessions as well as in the workshops at the conference. There will also be workshops continuing the theme from the 2008 conference in St Etienne, “Regions and SMEs”.



Economic Sustainability workshops

WS1: Service-driven economic sustainability
The Manufuture Strategic Research Agenda clearly identifies Product/Service offerings and new business models as a way towards an increased competitiveness. A shift from product focus to a product/service focus meets customer demands and reduces total life cycle costs. 

Chair: Professor David Williams, Director, Research School of Health & Life Sciences, Loughborough University
Bo Wallmark, Director Volvo Bus Services, Volvo Bus Corporation & Eva Nilsson Director MTC Stockholm
"Service Innovation in Sweden based industries - Volvo Bus"
Will Barton, Oxford Catalysts Group PLC, UK
"Service-based High Value Manufacturing in the Process Industry"
Steve Tuppen, Rolls Royce, PLC, UK
“Business model change driven technology requirements" presented by session chair

 David Williams intro.pdf    Bo Wallmark Eva Nilsson.pdf    Will Barton.pdf 
 David Williams(S Tuppen).pdf

 WS2: Technology-driven economic sustainability
Technology development and progress is a strong factor in competitiveness. The Manufuture platform has presented trans-sectoral technology roadmaps for implementation. Technological development can be especially important in sectors that are under pressure from low-wage countries.

Chair: Professor Darek Ceglarek, Digital Products Lifecycle Management, University of Warwick, UK.
"Towards Self-Resilient Production Systems: Case studies from Automotive and Healthcare industries."
Professor Rajkumar Roy, Head of Manufacturing, Cranfield University, UK.
"Economic sustainability through technology"
Dr. Ola Isaksson, Senior Company Specialist Engineering Design, Volvo Aero, Sweden
"Competitive advantage through collaborative technology development"
Mohit A. Raina, Head - EU Research Coordination,Head - Spinning Technologies, Institut für Textiltechnik der RWTH Aachen - 
"Integrative production technologies for high wage countries - Sustainable Production Systems from fibre based materials"

 Darek Ceglarek.pdf    Rajkumar Roy.pdf    Ola Isaksson.pdf    Raina Mohit.pdf

Ecologic Sustainability workshops

WS3: Product sustainability
Eco-efficient products and manufacturing is one of four high-level objectives of the Manufuture platform. European manufacturing needs to shift to high-value added eco-efficient products, sustainably manufactured, and later easily deconstructed and recycled or remanufactured. Technologies that can support more eco-efficient products will be discussed.

Chair: Professor Alessandro Sciolari, Chairman European Concept Platform, Italy
Edoardo Rabino, Centro Ricerche FIAT, Italy
"Product Sustainability in FIAT"
Nathalie Trannois, OSEO, France
"Industrial case / project within Manunet"
Anna-Karin Jönbrink, Swerea IVF, Sweden 
Peter Larsson, Crem International, Sweden
"Ecodesign a way to success!"
Thomas Gries, Institut für Textiltechnik der RWTH Aachen, Germany
"Eco-Efficient Building using textile reinforced concrete technology"
Marco Taisch, Scientific Coordinator European Concept Platform, Italy

 Edoardo Rabino.pdf    Nathalie Trannois.pdf
 Anna Karin Jönbrink Peter Larsson.pdf    Thomas Gries.pdf

WS4: Sustainable manufacturing processes/systems/factories
Continuous innovation in manufacturing processes as well as in products will be central in tomorrow’s dynamic businesses. New factories can be built to be efficient, what measures can be taken to make existing factories as resource efficient as possible? What type of technologies is needed?

Chair: Chris Decubber, Advisor, Agoria, Belgium
Professor Shahin Rahimifard, Centre for Sustainable Manufacturing & Reuse/Recycling Technologies, Loughborough University, UK
Monica Bellgran, Director Production Technology & Systems, Haldex AB 
“Green production – a case study from Haldex AB”
Emma Rosamond, Centre for Sustainable Manufacturing & Reuse/Recycling Technologies, Loughborough University, UK
“Minimisation of Energy Consumption During the Manufacturing Phase of a Product Life Cycle”

 Chris Decubber.pdf    Shahin Rahimifard.pdf    Monica Bellgran.pdf

Social sustainability workshops

WS5: Social sustainability from an individual perspective
Growing competition from newly industrialized countries challenges Europe’s industrial leadership. The technology gap is rapidly decreasing, along with faster economic growth in the eastern hemisphere. What strategic factors can be developed to keep Europe at the industrial forefront? Can a social sustainable industry really compete? How can individuals adapt to structural change, new types of work organization and demand for new skills? Best practice from some European companies will be presented.

Dr. Christoph Hanisch, Head of Future Technologies, Festo AG & Co, Germany
Professor Johan Stahre, head of the Production Systems Division, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Ola Asplund, Head of Research Department, IF Metall, Sweden
“Sustainable work – a productive factor”
Ronnie Högberg, Vice President Rolling and Coating, SSAB, Sweden
"TPM at SSAB Strip Products Division , Borlänge"

 Christoph Hanisch.pdf    Johan Stahre.pdf    Ola Asplund.pdf
 Ronnie Högberg.pdf

WS6: Social sustainability from an organizational perspective
Who will work in the Factories of the future? Young people are no longer choosing engineering as a highly desirable education, what different steps are taken around Europe?  What can we do today and tomorrow to be an attractive workplace in the future?

Chair: Anders Rydahl, Senior Advisor, Electrolux
Professor Lennart Svensson, Linköping University
“How to make project results more sustainable”
Colin Herron, Project leader ERIP, One North East
"How to empower young people to work in factories of the future"
Attila Vass, VP Production, Electrolux Floorcare
“A mind-set change within a large European organization”
Dr. Birgitta Öjmertz, Head of Unit, SWEREA IVF
"A national support model for sustainable development in SME: s"

 Anders Rydhal.pdf    Colin Herron.pdf    Attila Vass.pdf    Birgitta Öjmertz.pdf

Regions and SMEs   

WS7: Sustainable manufacturing regions and SMEs
Some regions in Europe work strategically to maintain and develop their manufacturing base. Representatives engaged in regional development will present and discuss measures and policies.
Manufacturing SMEs are a large part of the European manufacturing landscape. The Manufuture platform identifies Innovating SMEs as a means of ensuring a viable future. Value chains and networked enterprises will be affected by a shift towards high-value added products and product/service systems.

Chair: Dr. Anna Öhrwall Rönnbäck, Assistant Professor, Linköping University, Sweden
Caroline Barnay, Clusterplast project coordinator, Region Rhone-alpes, France
"Clusterplast inter-cluster initiative project"
Markus Nordanstad, Project Manager, Västra Götalandsregionen, Sweden
"Innovative SME:s, Innovation Systems in Region Västra Götaland"
Joaquim Menezes, President of the European Tooling Platform, Portugal
"The Tooling sector´s role in the Industry and initiatives fostering sustainable competitiveness"
Jose-Lorenzo VALLES, European Commission, Directorate for Research - Head of Unit New Generation of Products
"NMP and FoF PPP supporting regions & SMEs"

 Caroline Barnay.pdf    Marcus Nordanstad.pdf    Joaquim Menezes.pdf
 Jose-Lorenzo Valles.pdf