The Toyota Production System (TPS) introduced a paradigm shift in thinking to automotive manufacture (Womack et al., 1990) that has since been applied to more complex flow environments including healthcare and construction under the label ‘lean’.
The 21st Century presents tough global/societal challenges. The Engineering Systems of Systems (SoS) research group aims to seek solutions to these challenges through the study and advancement of complex SoS engineering and the socio-technical systems that shape our world.
. 12 fully funded studentships - an integrated approach to freshwater bioscience training. Sustaining the World's freshwater ecosystems, while meeting the water demands of a growing population, will require a new brand of intellectually mobile and agile problem solvers.
Reference Number. ML-2018-PhD-1. Project Summary. This research project explores the use and development of an integrated simulation model for the study of patient flow in hospitals and its dynamic effects on staffing, patients, and resources.
Global virtual teams (GVTs) are powerful and agile structures for organizing work in a globalized digital world. They can be used to bring people together across an organization's global locations, who would not normally be able to collaborate and engage in joint action and decision making.