INDUSTRIAL AND MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING
Developing abilities to design and develop innovative products, processes and organizations is of paramount importance for industrial systems who want to become relevant in the globalized market. In particular, many companies and organizations still need to evolve and adapt to meet new sustainability needs in a highly competitive, dynamic, and erratic environment. In fact, the enhancement of Industry 4.0 technologies increased the speed of transformation processes forcing companies to take the necessary steps to exploit the most recent innovation opportunities and become competitive in the market. For instance, companies should take proactive approaches that involve applied research aimed at guiding industrial developments in the foreseeable future. Moreover, they should consider the relationship between the public and private sector, taking into account the existing regulations and funding opportunities in order to develop a gradually increasing process of integration between the requirements of the different parties involved. It is therefore crucial to consistently develop new skills to face the new challenges and to follow emerging technological trends. As a result, this evolution enables companies to face emerging financial, social, and environmental pressures and obligations. In this context, the PhD program in Industrial and Management Engineering aims at addressing the above-describing aspects of the contemporary industrial evolution by focusing on the following general objectives: a) Defining methodologies for the design, development, management, and enhancement of products, processes, and organizational structures. b) Monitoring the continuous growth and evolution of innovation processes. c) Transferring and adapting knowledge on an industrial scale. d) Employing the results obtained from the development process to expand innovation and define new evolutionary requirements for products, processes, and organizational structures. The PhD program in Industrial and Management Engineering is designed to respond to the growing demand for Doctors capable of facing new problems related to the evolution of industrial systems. In particular, Doctors should be able to design and manage production systems and innovative services with a holistic approach, by making technological choices that are consistent with existing business strategies and with specific industrial contexts. Therefore, the PhD programme provides a multidisciplinary approach. Moreover, the outcomes of the research conducted during the program can be assessed against the broader concept of community and wellbeing, considering its potential impact on all financial sectors. In particular, the PhD program in Industrial and Management Engineering focuses on the evolution of: - Products and services, with regard to new technical and operational features, as well conceptual solutions. - Technologies, through an incremental path oriented towards knowledge acquisition from pure experimentation to the implementation of new production processes on an industrial scale, namely highly digitalized environments. - Business processes, in order to constantly improve their efficiency and effectiveness with respect to manufacturing, environmental, safety, competitiveness and social responsibility objectives. - Strategies and organizational models ensuring the creation of value and competitive positioning, by researching new reference business models. - Business network for the coordination and management of company needs through different approaches for the coordination, collaboration and risk and benefit sharing. Furthermore, research activities conducted during the PhD program will include, but will not be limited to, the following fields: advanced production techniques, including Additive Manufacturing and 3D printing; biomedical engineering product and solution designs; ergonomics and human factor management; complex socio-technical systems resilience; Cyber Physical Systems and Internet of Things integration in Smart Factories; reliability, maintainability, safety and security management of industrial systems; business risk management and governance; integrated design and optimization of supply chains, production processes and services, including Product Service System; management of complex projects and their portfolio; environmental management of industrial systems. In this context, the main tools employed for the above-mentioned analyses will include: the development of simulation and analytical models; topological network analysis; implementation of new technologies for Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and Augmented Reality; collaborative design and Concurrent Engineering.
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