• Master of Engineering in Manufacturing

Manufacturing Research Seminar Series:
Smart Manufacturing

 

Seru Production System: An Organizational Extension of JIT for Future Smart Systems

Professor Kathryn E. Stecke

Professor Kathryn E. Stecke

Ashbel Smith Professor of Operations Management
Naveen Jindal School of Management
University of Texas at Dallas

Friday, January 19

11:00 - 12:00 Noon
Chrysler Center
Room 151
2121 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Metered Parking is available on campus
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Abstract

A seru system is a new type of production system, widely used in Japan but unknown outside of Asia. Developed by Sony, it is used in all of Canons factories. It is more flexible, efficient, and productive than conventional manufacturing systems, for the industries in which it is appropriate. Serus history, development, and benefits will be described and discussed. The impressive responsiveness of a seru production system make it a useful enabler of future smart systems.



Bio

Prof. Stecke is an internationally recognized scholar in flexible manufacturing and supply chain issues. She speaks globally about issues related to supply chain management, operations and marketing interface issues, flexible manufacturing systems, and seru, which is a Japanese organizational and production system that focuses on electronics product assembly.

Since she was a graduate student, Prof. Stecke has been an active member of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences. She has chaired international and national meetings for both INFORMS and POMS. She served two terms each on both INFORMS and POMS Board of Directors. In 2009, she was elected an INFORMS Fellow. She is also a POMS Fellow.

She has published numerous papers on various aspects of flexible manufacturing systems planning and scheduling, Operations/Marketing issues, and seru production.In 2004, INFORMS selected her research paper, entitled Formulation and Solution of Nonlinear Integer Production Planning Problems for Flexible Manufacturing Systems, as one of the 50 most influential papers published in Management Science in the last half century.

She received an M.S. in Applied Mathematics, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University. She has received alumni awards from both graduate and undergraduate schools.

Prof. Stecke joined UT Dallas in 2002. Two years later, she received the Outstanding Graduate Teacher award in the Naveen Jindal School of Management. Before joining UT Dallas, she taught at the University of Michigan. She has served as an adjunct professor at the University of South Australia since 1999. 

 

For more information about this seminar, contact Rachael Hamilton (rachaelr@umich.edu).

 
 
 
 

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Spotlighting the latest manufacturing research is the focus of the Seminars in Smart Manufacturing. U-M professors, their accomplished counterparts from around the world, and industry leaders present the latest findings on a broad range of manufacturing-related topics on campus and through online learning.

Everyone is welcome to attend the presentations on the Ann Arbor campus. In order to make this knowledge available to all through our focus on online learning, the seminars are digitally recorded so they can be viewed any time, any place. Each seminar is about one hour in length.

Recorded seminars will be posted after they have been presented. Check our archive above for the topics that interest you.

Email announcements will be sent out preceding each seminar. If you would like to be added to the invitation list, contact Rachael Hamilton at rachaelr@umich.edu.