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Agile Production-Industrial challenges & opportunities

Track: Agile Production

Date and Time: 14 Mar 2023 11:40-13:00

Organisers: Karol Janik, Jose Saenz

Main questions to be answered: What are the key technological advancements that are enabling greater flexibility in industrial robotics in manufacturing today?

Additional questions: How can the manufacturing industry effectively address their largest challenges (including global supply chain issues and labour shortages) through use of agile production systems?

Additional questions 2: What strategies and approaches can industry professionals and academics collaborate on to overcome barriers and leverage opportunities for agile production in today’s rapidly evolving manufacturing landscape? Where should we as a community set our priorities?

Workshop Description: This workshop led by the TG Industrial Robotics, is dedicated to challenges and opportunities confronting the industry as it strives to establish more flexible production practices. In an era marked by rapid technological advancements and continually evolving consumer demands, the manufacturing sector is experiencing an unprecedented transformation. This shift, coupled with global supply chain and labour shortage challenges, reinforces the need for agile production systems. During this workshop, industry and academics will come together to share their insights on the challenges and opportunities in the realm of agile production. Following presentations, participants will engage in group discussions centered around topics raised during the keynotes. Discussions will focus on various technological, economic, and operational barriers and facilitators in the pursuit of agile production.

Intended Outcome: Workshop on recent developments in technology or applications

Approach: – Introduction – Presentation from Rainer Bischoff, Intrinsic – Presentation from Ilir Aliu, Micropsi Industries – Groups discussion

Contributors: 1. Jose Saenz, Fraunhofer IFF (chair) 2. Karol Janik, Manufacturing Technology Centre (co-chair) 3. Rainer Bischoff, Intrinsic (keynote presentation) 4. Ilir Aliu, micropsi Industries (keynote presentation)