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Research themes

Maintenance and reliability modelling of technical systems has been a Salford highlight for over 30 years and world leading researchers in the field have made contributions that have impacted upon the operations of global industries, including manufacturing, transportation, and energy.

Supply chain integration through the Internet of Things (IoT) demonstrates how production, distributed manufacturing, just in time, and manufacturing at the point of customer demand can be competitive and profitable with IoT.

Big data exploration in supply chains develops an Integrated Intelligent Modelling System (IIMS) with sophisticated data analysis, modelling and visualisation capability to support UK manufacturing companies.

Strategic operational value stream management dynamics creates a framework for sustainable development in the operational supply chain environment, bringing together 21st century stakeholders (supplier, customer and consumer).

Statistical and operational research modelling in medicine and health care management including meta-analysis, and general methodologies that underpin these topics

Project management, including the codification of tacit knowledge in virtual project teams

Quality systems and performance measurement including agile operations, lean organizations, business excellence, and network-oriented value modelling.