Keynote Speakers
Name: Prof.Soemon Takakuwa
Title: Professor
Unit: Chuo University
Topic: Integration of Management and Simulation for Manufacturing Systems in IoT/Industry 4.0 Environment
Abstract:       A framework for integrating a management system including enterprise resource planning and manufacturing execution system (ERP/MES) for a manufacturing system on the shop floor with an associated simulation model is introduced to improve decision making in the IoT/Industry 4.0 environment. Three links between ERP/MES and a manufacturing system, between a manufacturing system and an associated simulation model, and between ERP/MES and an associated simulation model should be constructed to fully realize the proposed framework. From the standpoint of operations management, achievement control in process control is treated to implement shop floor control, and to perform expeditious follow-up and control of available capacity to adjust for the difference between the planned amount and the actual amount. In this context, it is useful to perform real-time simulation together with real-time scheduling for process control. In doing this the required data for simulation must be obtained from big data collected either by sensors or a cyber-physical system. Recent efforts together with future tasks for constructing the proposed framework are introduced. 

SOEMON TAKAKUWA is a Professor at Chuo University and a Professor Emeritus at Nagoya University in Japan. He received a Ph.D. in industrial engineering from Pennsylvania State University. He also holds a Doctorate of Economics from Nagoya University and holds of a P.E. in industrial engineering. He is a corresponding member of the International Academy of Engineering in Russia. He received the 2006-Medal of DAAAM (Danube Adria Association for Automation & Manufacturing International and other distinguished awards. His research interests include the optimization of manufacturing and logistics systems, management information systems and simulation analysis of these systems in the context of hospitals. He has prepared the Japanese editions of Introduction to Simulation using SIMAN, Simulation with ARENA, and Simio and Simulation: Modeling, Analysis, Applications.