Young Researcher Award
The competition aims at giving students the opportunity to share their research ideas and results in a unique forum that provides visibility for their work.
The Young Researcher Award is chaired by Mrs. Nathalie KLEMENT and Mr. André THOMAS.
AP Nathalie KLÉMENT, ENSAM Lille – LSIS
Nathalie Klement studied in mechanical engineering and got her PhD in computer sciences at University of Auvergne in 2014. She became Associate Professor at Ecole Supérieure Nationale d’Arts et Métiers, campus of Lille, France. She’s teaching Operational research and Industrial Engineering. More specifically, problem of planning, scheduling, resources assignment; and production system configuration. Her research field is about Industry 4.0. She developed a generic decision support tool for planning and scheduling problems. She is now working about reconfigurable manufacturing systems, to deal with the variability of products, caused by a new consumption way: the mass customization.
Prof. André THOMAS, CRAN-CNRS, Nancy
Professor at ENSTIB (High School of wood sciences and Timber engineering) and in charge of the ISET research department at CRAN-CNRS – University of Lorraine. Certified expert in Value Management and CFPIM, he works with companies producing manufactured goods for research projects. His research topic is “Hybrid control” of Supply Chain. Hybrid control means to use centralised tactical planning and distributed short term decision-making systems to control material flow (thanks to “active” products) on shop floors and into the Supply Chains. He works also on discrete event simulation models for evaluation of Supply Chain control models. He is author or co-author of several books and more than 60 articles in scientific and technical journals. He also co-chaired several special issues edited by Elsevier, Springer, Lavoisier and Hermes. He is a member of the IFIP Society (WG 5.7 on Advances in Production Management Systems) and of the IFAC Technical Committee (TC 5.1 on Manufacturing Plant Control). He has developed several training tools in industrial engineering in the field of improvement and management of production systems.