Processes and computer-integrated manufacturing

Optimizing supply chains with artificial intelligence

Processes and computer-integrated manufacturing

Optimizing supply chains with artificial intelligence

Making industry more efficient

With artificial intelligence driving industry 4.0, manufacturing and natural resource industries are under pressure to integrate decision-making software into their physical production systems. Researchers at Université Laval are investigating how to help them successfully automate processes and manage big data.

Something very significant is happening in the manufacturing sector. More and more, we’re seeing integration of physical and digital systems. The results are digital representations of plants and entire supply chains.

Jonathan Gaudreault, professor, Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, director, Consortium de recherche en ingénierie des systèmes industriels 4.0

Unités de recherche

Research centres, institutes, and groups

My project aims to support coordinated decision-making at the procurement and production system levels. I want to help people work together more effectively to deal with constant changes in available resources by harnessing the concepts of data quality, uncertainty, and collaboration.

Vanessa Simard, PhD student in mechanical engineering (concentration in industrial engineering) supervised by Nadia Lehoux, professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Resources for researchers and student researchers

The Vice Dean of Research

The mission of the faculty’s Office of the Vice Dean of Research is to familiarize faculty members with research funding program requirements. Its research development advisors can assist researchers in preparing funding applications and drafting research contracts. They can also provide information and guidance on technology transfer opportunities.

Learn more about the Office of the Vice Dean of Research

Le Lab en ligne

The Faculty of Sciences and Engineering’s LAB en ligne is a virtual space that showcases and profiles the faculty’s research equipment and facilities. The service provides graduate students, faculty members, and industry professionals with access to state-of-the-art equipment at reasonable cost along with opportunities for collaboration.

Lab en ligne