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22 December 2017

Felix 3D Printer
Dr Daniel Eyers will investigate how 3D printing spare parts affects operations and supply chain management

Dr Daniel Eyers and Dr Qinyun Li from Cardiff Business School’s Logistics and Operations Management section have been awarded early career researcher fellowship opportunities with Panalpina and Hilti.

The projects, co-funded by Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the host companies, provide secondment opportunities to industry in areas aligned to the recently announced Industrial Strategy.

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The Panalpina Centre for Manufacturing and Logistics Research bridges the gap between theory and practice in the fields of logistics and manufacturing management for the benefit of the economy, environment and society.

Aligned to new Industrial Strategy

Dr Eyers will work with Panalpina and companies within its supply chain to better understand how the adoption of Additive Manufacturing/3D printing for spare parts production affects both operations and supply chain management.

Dr Eyers said: “The ESRC fellowship provides me with an excellent opportunity to undertake research directly aligned to the new Industrial Strategy...”

“By extending my current work on Additive Manufacturing systems for flexible and responsive production, I hope to deliver tools and techniques to improve both business and manufacturing processes.”

Dr Daniel Eyers Deputy Head of Section (Learning & Teaching), Reader in Manufacturing Systems Management
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Hilti is a Liechtenstein multinational company that develops, manufactures, and markets products for the construction, building maintenance, and mining industries.

Working with Hilti Global Statistical Forecasting team, Dr. Li’s project will significantly elevate the company’s forecasting performance. Over time, the project’s outcomes will translate into economic benefits in inventory control.

Both projects have been developed with the support of the Panalpina Centre for Manufacturing and Logistics Research at Cardiff University.

The Centre is a joint industry-University initiative that aims to achieve world-class research with impact in the fields of logistics and manufacturing management. It bridges the gap between theory and practice in these areas for the benefit of the economy, environment, and society.

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