Trends in production control; Lean and IT


Traditionally, the use of IT has been considered contradictory to the lean manufacturing philosophy. Many point out that the two approaches are mutually exclusive. On the contrary, in this SMARTLOG seminar, we address how IT systems can be used to support lean principles in the context of modern production control.


  • To present current trends in industrial practices and emerging research developments in production control
  • To create synergies between researchers and industrial participants
  • To discuss needs of industrial applications and future trends in research activities



Welcome by Prof. Jan Ola Strandhagen, NTNU & SINTEF

Session 1

Keynote presentation


IT support for lean production – Prof. Hendrik Van Landeghem, Ghent University, Belgium



Session 2

Real time, intelligent production control


Volvo Aero Norge MES System/Cell Supervisor - Leif Andersen, Senior Project Engineer, VAN


Decision support for dynamic production execution - Emrah Arica, PhD student, NTNU



Session 3

Lean and ERP – Beyond the paradox...


NOCA Production System og innføring av JEEVES ERP - Sveinung Ryen, C.O.O. NOCA


ERP support for pull production - Daryl Powell, Researcher, NTNU



Session 4

Plenary discussion


Discussion about industrial needs and future trends in production control


Summary and closure, Prof. Jan Ola Strandhagen

Publisert 30. januar 2012

Date: 7 March, 2012 at 9 a.m.

Venue: Institutt for produksjons- og kvalitetsteknikk, NTNU Valgrinda, S. P. Andersens vei 5, Trondheim

Price: Participation is free of charge and lunch is included

Registration:Registrations should be sent to Ingrid Aalberg () by 1 March.