ISC'2015, 13th Annual Industrial Simulation Conference, June 1-3, 2015, UPV, Valencia, Spain, Conference Tutorials

Conference Tutorial

On Splitting information and material flows to generate more realistic Discrete Event Simulation Models

Prof. Jose P. Garcia-Sabater
Director OMP department
"Simulation in Automotive Plants"

When simulating using DES the material flow tends to be coupled with the information flow. This approach might loose some insights on the coordination of material and information. The author proposes a methodology to separate these flows on the simulation process and the advantages that this approach generates. The tutorial will include some real examples where the simulation has been used not only to understand the behaviour of the mechanical system but also to design and test the information system.

Curriculum Vitae
José P. Garcia-Sabater is Full Professor of Operations Management in the Departamento de Organización de Empresas at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (UPV). He received his Ingeniero Industrial Degree and his PhD from the University Politécnica de Valencia (Spain). He also received a Combined Eng Degree from Coventry University (UK). He is currently the Head of the Department of Business Management at the UPV. He is also member of the Governing Board of the University.

His research and teaching interests are in the areas of supply chain and operations management. His research has focused on empirical studies of operations management in several key industries mainly at the Automotive Industry where he manages to raise funds to pay his research collaborators.

Mathematical Programming, Combinatorial Optimization and Discrete Event Simulation are the specific tools that he actively uses to promote change on large and small companies. As an example, the algorithms that are nowadays running the assembly line sequencing process at Ford España where designed, programmed and tested at the laboratory he leads at the UPV. Not only Ford (and their Suppliers), but also SME are using software and algorithms that have been developed at the same Lab.

Together with his ROGLE team Prof Garcia-Sabater has led (and leads) a number of regional and national funded projects, and has participated in several European Funded Projects. These studies have examined mainly Production Planning and Inventory Coordination, but he has also developed in other areas like job design for handicapped people.

He is member of the Scientific Committee of congresses and Editorial Boards. His work has appeared in journals such as European Journal of Operational Research, International Journal of Production Economics, Fuzzy Sets and Systems, Discrete Applied Mathematics, Production Planning and Control, Journal of Industrial and Engineering Management, Flexible Service and Manufacturing Journal and others...

He strives to improve the Operations Management teaching methodologies and techniques at the University, and actively works with different companies and institutions to incorporate mentally handicapped people into regular jobs.

You can download his full CV here in doc format