On January 25, almost 50 SLF members, students and other people interested, participated in the SLF event “Innovating your service logistics by practice-based research“ at the Eindhoven University of Technology. During this ‘science meets business’ meeting, results from several research projects were presented, including their practical implementations.
We had presentations from Yvonne Kirkels, Fontys, with Jan Harmsen, KPN, about trust: how to make trust agreements so that you can exchange data with different parties, and Douniel Lamghari-Idrissi presented his research at ASML to increase spare part availability through a new after-sales service supply concept. Then eight student teams pitched their thesis study, after which all participants had the opportunity to ask their questions and learn more about the studies at one of the posters presented in the central area.
After this, it was time to take a walk to the TU/e Innovation Space. At the Innovation Space, students work independently in teams on challenges presented to them by companies, without interference from teachers. Finally, there were two more presentations: Arjen Wierikx, Hogeschool Utrecht and TU/e, talked about his research how to measure circularity. And Engin Topan, University of Twente, and Kaveh Alizadeh, Fokker Services and University of Twente, presented their study about service control towers for predictive maintenance and spare parts planning.
Another very successful SLF meeting, where a lot of knowledge was exchanged and the academic and business worlds could meet.
All presentations are available for our SLF members in the Knowledge database at our website.