2018 International Symposium on Simulation and Process
Shenyang, Liaoning, China 21-22 July 2018
Professor Peter Ball
Director of Business and Community Engagement
The York Management School
University of York
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Peter Ball is Professor of Operations Management and Director for Business and Community Engagement at The York Management School. The school belongs to the University of York, one of the prestigious UK "Russell Group" research intensive universities.
His research focuses on how operations can be designed and improved. Application areas span manufacturing, supply chain and service. His research takes a ‘hard’ view of processes by developing and applying modelling and simulation techniques to understand performance as well as a ‘soft’ view of processes by creating and capturing methods and practices that underpin performance. Environmental sustainability and resource efficiency feature strongly.
Peter has published this work in numerous papers globally in journals, conferences and practitioner publications. As a result of this he has co-chaired three international conferences. Additionally, he publishes for a practitioner audience, including authoring the Institution of Engineering and Technology's (IET) Sustainable Manufacturing Insight series.
Peter has won, led and supported many technology transfer programmes with local industry directly or through the use of Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) programmes on projects ranging from business process improvement projects, manufacturing simulation, sustainable manufacturing and supply chain developments. Peter was recruited as a Supply Chain Counsellor by Scottish Enterprise to work with electronics companies to improve their business performance through benchmarking and focused bottom line improvement programmes.
Recent work has been funded through the UK’s EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) and Innovate UK on service simulation and sustainable manufacturing, notably in the THrough-life Energy and Resource Modelling (THERM) project and the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing (CIM) in Industrial Sustainability. At the University of York he has led several projects in the last year for the food and drink industry aimed at improving environmental