Programme of APMS 2012

APMS 2012 was an intensive event and included parallel sessions, special sessions, keynote talks, the Doctoral Workshop and social events.

The full conference programme is available at the APMS 2012 booklet. The program comprised 36 sessions organized in 4 parallel streams, with several special sessions, including an industry panel session and 7 plenary talks from leading experts from academia and industry. Any last minute changes were included in the on-line conference program.

APMS 2012 was dedicated to Competitive Manufacturing for Innovative Products and Services, with the following topics:

Advanced Design, Manufacturing & Production Management

  • Capacity Planning and Control
  • Concurrent and Collaborative Engineering
  • Closed loop design and closed loop economy
  • Design for local and global consumers
  • Design management
  • Empirical Modelling and Simulation
  • Global and International Production Networks
  • Hybrid Products
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Lean Production
  • Mass Customization
  • Multidisciplinary Product Development
  • Plant Location, Design and Layout
  • Robotics in Manufacturing
  • Smart Manufacturing
  • Standardisation and Interoperability in Production Management


  • After-Sales Services
  • Business Models for Services
  • Design for Service
  • Integrated product/service policy
  • Product Service Systems in the business-to-business industry or in the business-to-consumer industry
  • Product-service systems simulation
  • Service Innovation, Management, Engineering, Operations and Strategies
  • Service Chains
  • Service Life-Cycle Management

Asset Lifecycle Management

  • Dependability and Maintenance Availability
  • E-Maintenance
  • LCA Methods and tools
  • Maintenance and Reliability
  • Standardisation and Interoperability in Asset Lifecycle Management
  • Total Productive Maintenance

Operations & Logistics

  • E-business and Operations
  • Global operations management
  • Inventory Management
  • Operations Planning, Scheduling and Control
  • Logistics
  • Reverse logistics and product recovery
  • Supply Networks and supply chain management


  • Eco-design and Eco-innovation
  • Energy Efficiency in Manufacturing
  • Sustainable business models
  • Green Supply Chain Management
  • Green Manufacturing
  • Resource Efficiency and Sustainability
  • Smart design for sustainability
  • Sustainability performance assessment, management and reporting
  • Sustainable factory planning and scheduling
  • Sustainability metrics
  • Zero waste production


  • End-of-life strategies
  • Closed loop PLM
  • Information modeling and integration for PLM
  • Metrics for PLM
  • Reuse, remanufacture, disassembly and recycling approaches and techniques
  • Standardisation and interoperabiity for PLM

Human Factors, Innovation, Quality & Knowledge Management

  • Health & Safety in Production and Asset Lifecycle Management
  • Innovation Clusters
  • Knowledge Management for Product & Services Innovation
  • Product Development and Innovation
  • Production Quality and Standards
  • Social Enterprises
  • Technology and Innovation Management
  • Training in Production Management (incl. e-learning, social learning, Cases, Games, Contests, and Simulations)

Performance & Risk Management

  • Performance Measurement and Management
  • Risk Management and Resilience

ICT & Enabling Technologies

  • Collaborative and social tools in Production and Asset Lifecycle Management
  • Computational intelligence in manufacturing  & production management
  • Digital Production and Manufacturing
  • Emerging Technologies in Product, Production and Asset Lifecycle Management
  • Enterprise Information Systems & Interoperability
  • ICT for Manufacturing, Services, Logistics and Production Management
  • Linked Data in Products and Manufacturing
  • Mobile and Wireless Technologies in Production and Asset Lifecycle Management
  • Production Technology, Systems and Management
  • Virtual Engineering & Manufacturing

Special Sessions

Industry Panel Session


Advances in Production Management Systems