The Future is Here… INTELLIGENT LOGISTICS! New Opportunities for KFBS MBAs in the Center for Logistics and Digital Strategy. Dr. Noel P. Greis, Director Center for Logistics and Digital Strategy Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise Kenan-Flagler Business School
New Opportunities for KFBS MBAs
Center for Logistics and Digital Strategy
Dr. Noel P. Greis, Director
Center for Logistics and Digital Strategy
Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise
Kenan-Flagler Business School
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
New intelligent software and sensor technologies will change everything about how products and services are defined and delivered
how companies interact with their customers and suppliers.
…A truck moving equipment from a logistics hub to a sports venue is caught in a traffic jam.
…The truck’s position and contents are known, as well as a snap shot of local traffic densities. …An “intelligent” decision can be made in real-time regarding re-routing or substituting equipment from an other venue.
Intelligent logistics can be defined as the application of intelligent technologies, including RFID/sensors and intelligent software agents to manage increasingly complex logistics processes so they are real-time, event-driven, responsive and adaptive.
Smart products/systems linked by smart processes to intelligent, closed-loop logistics networks that produce, maintain (and enhance) the utility of the product/system
… until ultimate disposal.
Building a Dynamic and Intelligent
Logistical System Layer by Layer
University of North Carolina Business School, Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise
Dept. of Transportation and Logistics
University of WarwickWarwick Manufacturing Group
Technical University of DelftFaculty of Mech. Engineering and Marine Technology
University of Applied Sciences Cologne Faculty of Business Administration
University of Hamburg-Harburg
Instituto Tecnologico Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM)
Hong Kong Polytechnic
The Kenan Institute Asia Bangkok, Thailand
Nat. University of Singapore Faculty of Business Administration
Global Network of Logistics Excellence
KENAN-TSINGHUA CENTER FOR LOGISTICS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN BEIJING
Work on a team with Prof. Jay Swaminathan and Prof. Noel Greis, along with Tsinghua students and faculty
*Boeing holds $1.6 Billion in contracts with China’s aviation industry
Looking for Students to Help with Planning and Execution!
February 2005 1st Annual Olympic Logistics Symposium – Learning from the Past and Planning for the Future
February 2006 2nd Annual Olympic Logistics Symposium – currently being planned… Crisis Management theme
NetworkingInternet, Wireless Communications, Open Architectures, etc.
Sensors, RFID, Prognostics
Grid Computing, Peer-to-Peer
Convergence new “intelligent” technologies is enabling a potential transformation in logistics
Peak of Inflated Expectations
RFID is an Emerging Technology
Wal Mart Mandate
2008 Beijing Olympic Games
Slope of Enlightenment
Plateau of Productivity
Trough of Disillusionment
Source: Gartner Group
Interest in RFID brown-bag seminar series to help develop business cases for our clients?
….working with Boeing “THE RFID-ENABLED AIRCRAFT”
RFID will be integrated with wireless network inside aircraft to provide core aircraft functions
CLDS Technology Partners
Saffron TechnologyAssociative Memory
Topia VentureMobile Agents
Magenta TechnologySwarming Agents
Virtual Reality Training
CLDS is engaged in a pro-active way with technology developers as well as industry and government to create the intelligent technologies of logistics!
Private/Public Sector Clients
Think of Saffron as providing “the brain” of the Intelligent Agent.
Associative Memory, developed by Saffron Technology, offers the ability to learn “on-the-fly” without rules!
THE PILOT PROJECT(Prognostics-Integrated Logistics)
A consortium of universities, aerospace manufacturing companies and airlines that have aligned to engage in collaborative research and development activities to achieve significant advances in (intelligent) aviation services.
RFID-Enabled Spare/Repair Parts Visibility
Prognostics Make Unexpected Failures “Expected”
GOAL: Keep aircraft in sky!
MBAs Needed to Develop Module 5 China Case – Summer 2006
Supported by National Science Foundation
MBA Elective BA239 – Intelligent Enterprising in the Digital Economy