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Stochastic models of manufacturing systems

24-25 June, 2010

The workshop is funded by the LOIS (Logistics, Operations and Information Systems) interest group. LOIS is one of the strategic research areas of Eindhoven University of Technology.
The workshop is also supported by the STW-project "The Effective Process Time".

In manufacturing systems, throughput and flow time are key performance metrics. Throughput refers to the number of finished parts per unit of time and flow time refers to the time a part needs to go through the complete sequence of process operations. For a successful performance improvement, insight in the main factors that are responsible for capacity losses is essential. Typically, the focus is on utilization, but in doing so, one may overlook opportunities for performance improvement by reduction of variability. Stochastic models attempt to quantify both utilization and variability and have proven their value in practical operations and decision making. In particular, progress has been made in the development and application of aggregate modeling approaches, which are, from an operational point of view, very effective, since they do not require to identify all sources in detail that contribute to capacity losses.
The objective of this workshop is to give an overview of recent research in performance analysis of manufacturing systems with an emphasis on stochastic modeling, including both analytical
and simulation models.

The workshop will include 4 key-note lectures, two on each day.

The remainder of the program consists of about 12 invited lectures, and an informal poster session with drinks at the end of the first day of the workshop.

All participants are invited to contribute a poster to this session.

Both academic and industry motivated poster contributions are welcome.


There is no registration fee.

Please register by FILLING IN THE FORM
(you will be redirected to the TU/e website for this registration form).

On June 24 & 25 lunches are organized.

On Thursday June 24 there will be a workshop dinner. For non-invitees an amount of 35 euro is requested, to be paid at arrival in cash (preferably exact amount in euro's). 

With special thanks and acknowledgement for the contributions of the following sponsors

TU/e  research cluster Logistics, Operations, and their Information Systems (LOIS)


For more information please contact Mrs. Lucienne Coolen, workshop officer of  EURANDOM, at coolen'at'eurandom.tue.nl

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Confirmed Speakers include:

  • Dieter Armbruster, Arizona State University, USA

  • John Fowler, Arizona State University, USA

  • Hubert Missbauer, The University of Innsbruck, Austria

  • George Shanthikumar, University of California, Berkely, USA  

  • John Buzacott, York University, Canada

  • Oliver Rose, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

  • Stéphane Dauzère-Pérès, Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne, France

  • Reha Uzsoy, NC State University, USA

  • Fabian Wirth, University of Würzburg, Germany

Organizing committee:

I.J.B.F. Adan (iadan@win.tue.nl)
P. Etman (L.F.P.Etman@tue.nl)
A.A.J. Lefeber (A.A.J.Lefeber@tue.nl)

Practical information

Conference Location
the workshop location is EURANDOM,  Den Dolech 2, 5612 AZ Eindhoven, Laplace Building, 1st floor, LG 1.105.

EURANDOM is located on the campus of Eindhoven University of Technology, in the 'Laplacegebouw' building' (LG on the map). The university is located at 10 minutes walking distance from Eindhoven railway station (take the exit north side and walk towards the tall building on the right with the sign TU/e).

For all information on how to come to Eindhoven, please check http://www.eurandom.tue.nl/contact.htm


Invited speakers

A reservation will be made for you in
Hotel Queen, Markt 5, Eindhoven,
tel. 00 31 40 2452480

Indicate the requested nights on the
registration page.

Participants should make a private booking.
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tel. +31 40 2478100  fax +31 40 2478190