Prof. Tullio Tolio
Organisation: National Research Council of Italy (CNR)
Position in the organisation: Director of Institute of Industrial Technologies and Automation
Biography note: Tullio Tolio is Full Professor of “Manufacturing and Production Systems”. He is the Director of ITIA-CNR. During his career, he has covered the positions of: Head of the Ph.D. program in “Manufacturing and Production Systems” of Politecnico di Milano, Member of the Evaluation Board of Politecnico di Milano, Delegate of the Rector of Politecnico di Milano on "Quality assurance in education".
He has published more than 150 papers in international journals and international conferences. He is Associate Editor of the SME Journal of Manufacturing Systems and Member of the Editorial Board of the CIRP Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology (CIRP-JMST).
He is “Fellow” of the CIRP (the International Academy for Production Engineering) and Member of the Directory Board of AITEM Italian Association for Manufacturing (Associazione Italiana di Tecnologia Meccanica).
He is deeply involved in the definition of research policies and roadmaps at European, Italian and Regional level. He is member of the HLG (High Level Group) of the MANUFUTURE Platform, member of the AIAG (Ad-Hoc Industrial Advisory Group) of EFFRA (European Factories of the Future Research Association.
He is President of the OCG (governing board) of the Italian Cluster “Intelligent Factories” (“Fabbrica Intelligente”), Director of the Flagship Project “Factories of the Future-Italy” (“Fabbrica del Futuro”) of the Italian National Research Programme 2011-2013 (“Programma Nazionale della Ricerca 2011-2013”) Member of the governing board of the Lombardy Region Cluster Intelligent Factories (“Fabbrica Intelligente Lombardia”).
Chair of Parallel Workshop Session W1.2 – “Supply Chains for Customized Products”
Recent market changes force companies to address individual customer requirements and to put more emphasis on the service levels, by reducing response times and increasing quality. This confluence of trends has led managers to move from a traditional functional focus into a more holistic approach where strategic collaborations both at horizontal and vertical level enhance the capability of entering into new markets and prospering in the existing ones.
The main objective of this workshop is to discuss the described topics starting from the results of European projects in NMP area in terms of products, processes and networks/systems. The focus is on understanding which level of customization is possible thanks to innovative models of manufacturing aimed at increasing the capability of addressing multiple needs of consumer niches. Emphasis will be given to modelling, designing and configuring the combination of processes, functions, activities, relationships and paths along which products, services and information flow in and among companies.
During the workshop, projects covering applications to various industrial sectors will be presented including for example fashion, lighting, health care, each one giving an innovative view on the different dimensions of customized production and analysing direct and indirect impact of their innovation on the market.