报告题目：Applications of Industrial Engineering Techniques in solving problems in Aviation Management and Assembly Line under Industrial 4.0
报告人：Felix T. S. Chan 教授
报告摘要：With the increasing complexity of industrial problems, industrial engineering techniques become more important in providing problem-solving strategies, especially for two new problems.
First, due to the increasing demand, airlines and maintenance companies face challenges in managing the increasing number of aircraft required. The aircraft maintenance routing problem (AMRP) is important to airlines, and the maintenance staffing problem (MSP) is an important key in managing the workforce of maintenance providers. Although AMRP and MSP are interrelated, they are solved separately. To investigate this interrelationship, a leader-follower Stackelberg game is proposed. This game is modeled by a bi-level optimization model and is solved by a nested ant colony optimization algorithm. The viability of the proposed model is established using a case study, and the results demonstrate significant cost savings for both the airline and maintenance company.
Second, there are many possible uncertainties related to an assembly line, and serious consequences can be induced without real-time information. With Industry 4.0, real-time information can be analyzed and commands can be sent to control the production process, which creates a novel context that few researchers considered. A fuzzy decision support system is used to model the information transparency changes brought by Industry 4.0, and to decide when to re-balance the assembly line and adjust the production rate in each workstation. As a result, the blocking time, starving time, and work-in-process inventory are decreased.
人物简介：Professor Felix Chan received his BSc Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Brighton University, UK, and obtained his MSc and PhD in Manufacturing Engineering from the Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London, UK. Prior to join The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Professor Chan worked in various institutions including University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK; University of South Australia; and The University of Hong Kong. Professor Chan is now working at the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is also the Associate Dean (Research) serving the Faculty of Engineering. His current research interests are Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Operations and Production Management, Distribution Coordination, Systems Modelling and Simulation, AI techniques; Industrial 4.0. To date, he has published 16 book chapters, over 330 refereed international journal papers and 270 peer reviewed international conference papers, h index= 36 under the Web of Science. He is a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong.