"Enjoyable - good to get a feel for what technologies and systems are out there"
"interesting - would like to hear more"
"useful in terms of exposure to leading edge research"
"I found this fascinating - would very much appreciate if I could attend these events regularly"
22nd February 2006
Emerging Concepts in Supply Chain Management
Quality, innovation and cost reduction are key drivers in the
modern manufacturing enterprise. Recognising this, and that
efficiency, flexibility as well as speed are key attributes in successful
competitive strategies, 4C & AMT Ireland, UCC will present
the first in a number of industry seminars focused on product
development and manufacturing strategies.
Miriam Collins (TTI), Seamus O'Reilly (UCC), James Little (4C), Garrett Dee (AMT Ireland),
Edward Horgan of Horgan's Delicatessen Supplies, John Murphy of
Over 200 industry professionals from more than 25 countries gathered at the 7th Annual Global Retail Technology Forum in Dusseldorf, Germany to share ideas on growing your business and your brand through customer-centric corporate and IT strategies. 4C presented on Optimisation within Customer-centric enterprises.
22nd June 2005
Optimisation in Telecommunications
Optimisation occurs in many aspects of telecoms both in the supply chain and the networking side. This Innovation Club will present research from the newly formed Centre for Telecommunications Value-chain-driven Research (CVTR), which is funded by SFI, IDA and Lucent Technologies. This event will include an outline of the research expertise within UCC, CIT & Bell Labs Ireland and will also have a strong focus on leading edge research which addresses aspects such as improved efficiencies and lowering cost.
Martin Klepal (CIT), James Little (4C),
Mike Schabel (Bell Labs / Lucent), Joe Bater (4C),
Eugene Freuder (4C), Sandra Lenihan (TTI)
Sean McGarraghy, Lawrence Cowsar (Bell Labs / Lucent)
James Little (4C), Karen Petrie (4C),
Mike MacDonnell (NITM), Alex Ferguson (4C)
With the assistance of the Technology Transfer Initiative at UCC, we presented the research we are carrying out in Supply Chain Management (SCM). Over 20 people from industry attended this event in Dungarvan.
As well as 4C, Joe Aherne of Leading Edge also presented on the strategic importance of SCM.
Benefits of Advanced Planning & Optimisation to the Irish Pharmaceutical Industry
Leading Pharmaceutical companies world-wide are exploiting the potential for substantial cost reduction and quality improvements in their manufacturing operations through the use of advanced planning & optimisation technology.
The "Cork Constraint Computation Centre (4C) - Industry Associates Program (IAP)" which was established to encourage technology transfer and collaboration between 4C and industry, will host a meeting on advanced planning technology. The meeting will be held jointly with Axxom Software, a leading provider of advanced planning software to the pharmaceutical and process industries.
The IAP meeting focussed on the opportunities for optimisation within the supply chain. Presentations were made on the challenges facing Irish Supply Chains, Case Studies and current research in the area of optimisation in the Supply Chain at 4C.
Eugene Freuder, Con Sheahan, Joe Aherne, Sofianne Oussedik
Ken Brown, Kieran Counihan, James Little, Brendan Rochford, Joe Aherne
A variety of state of the art applications were shown to IAP members, as
well as new features from various Constraint Programming libraries. Six
presentations in all were made. Food and refreshments were available
Brendan Lawlor of Spokesoft
Photos: Helmut Simonis
22nd May 2003
Constraints and Scheduling
This Industry Associates Programme meeting was on the topic of scheduling. Members of 4C who have worked with industry in the application of Constraints to scheduling gave presentations.
Over 40 delegates attended the TTI Innovation Club launch of the 4C Industry Associates Programme in UCC. The Cork Constraint Computation Centre(4C) established the Industry Associates Programme to encourage technology transfer and collaboration with local and international industry.