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L. Zhang, PhD

Postdoctoral
L. Zhang, PhD
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Research Interests

Since May 2002, I have been conducting research in the following areas:

  # Production/Operations Management

         - Production planning with focus on variety management

         - Process platform design and development

         - Production configuration

         - Supply chain management

  # Engineering Management

         - Mass customization

         - Project management

  # AI in Design and Manufacturing

         - Configuration design

         - Product and process modeling

  # Manufacturing Systems

         - Integrated product family development

         - Integrated product and process data management

         - Web-based design and manufacturing

         - Systems analysis, design, modeling and simulation

Paper awards

   5. Zhang, L. and Xu, Q., Solving production configuration based on constraint satisfaction, The 2010 IEEE International Conferences on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM), December 07 – 11, 2010, Macau, China. Outstanding Paper Award.

   4. Zhang, L., You, X., Jiao, J. and Helo, P., Supply chain configuration with coordinated product, process and logistics decision: An approach based on Petri nets, International Journal of Production Research, 2009, 47(23), 6681-6706. IEEE Technology Management Council Singapore Chapter Best Student Paper Award 2009/2010.

   3. Zhang, L. and Rodrigues, B., A tree unification approach to constructing generic processes, IIE Transactions, 2009, 41(10), pp. 916-929. A Feature Article in Oct 2009.

   2. Zhang, L. and Rodrigues, B., A colored timed Petri nets approach to reconfigurable manufacturing systems modeling, The 12th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics: WMSCI 2008, June 29 – July 2, 2008, Orlando, Florida, USA. Best Paper Award.

   1. Jiao, J., Pokharel, S., Kumar, A. and Zhang, L., Development of an online quality information system for e-manufacturing, Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 2007, 18(1), pp. 36-53. Emerald LiteratiNetwork Highly Recommended Award.

Research Projects:

   1. FUDGE ( Fu ture Models for Digital and Global Extended enterprises), Sep 2010 – April 2012, Funded by Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation, in collaboration with University of Vaasa, Vaasa, Finland. Amount: 129000 Euros.

Publications

  Journal papers

   23. Zhang, L., Xu, Q. and Helo, P., A methodology integrating Petri nets and knowledge-based systems to support process family planning, International Journal of Production Research, Forthcoming 2011.

   22. Lee, C.K.M., Hu, H., Lin, D. and Zhang, L., Determining the Throughput of a CONWIP System Using Adjusted ARM, Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, In press, 2011.

   21. van Houten, T.P. and Zhang, L., Managing Assets in the Infrastructure Sector, International Journal of Engineering Business Management, Forthcoming, 2011.

   20. Zhang, L., Jiao, J. and Ma, Q., Accountability-based Order Fulfillment Process Reengineering towards Supply Chain Management: A Case Study at A Semiconductor Equipment Manufacturer, Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 2010, 21(4), 287-305.

   19. Zhang, L., Lee, C.K.M. and Xu, Q., Towards Product Customization: An Integrated Order Fulfillment System, Computers in Industry, 2010, 61, 213-222.

   18. Zhang, L. and Rodrigues, B., Nested Colored Timed Petri Nets for Production Configuration of Product Families, International Journal of Production Research, 2010, 48(6), 1805-1833.

   17. Zhang, L., You, X., Jiao, J. and Helo, P., Supply Chain Configuration with Coordinated Product, Process and Logistics Decision: An Approach based on Petri Nets, International Journal of Production Research, 2009, 47(23), 6681-6706.

   16. Zhang, L. and Rodrigues, B., A Petri Net-based Approach to Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems Modeling, Journal on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, 2009, 7(1), 18-24.

   15. Xu, Q., You, X., Zhang, L., and Jiao, J., Modeling Workflows and Collaboration in Virtual Supply Chains with Nested Modular Petri Nets, International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2009, 36(3/4), 208-232.

   14. Zhang, L. and Jiao, J., Modeling Production Configuration based on Nested Colored Object-Oriented Petri Nets with Changeable Structures, Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing 2009, 20(4), pp. 359-378.

   13. Zhang, L. and Rodrigues, B., A Tree Unification Approach to Constructing Generic Processes, IIE Transactions, 2009, 41(10), pp. 916-929. 

   12. Zhang, L., Modeling Process Platforms based on An Object-Oriented Visual Diagrammatic Modeling Language, International Journal of Production Research, 2009, 47(16), pp. 4413-4435.

   11. Zhang, L. and Rodrigues, B., Modeling Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems with Colored Timed Petri Nets, International Journal of Production Research, 2009, 47(16), pp. 4569-4591.

   10. Lee, CKM., Zhang, L., Lee, P.X. and Au, KO., Using ERP Systems to Transform Business Processes: A Case Study at A Precession Engineering Company, International Journal of Engineering Business Management, 2009, 1(1), pp. 19-24.

    9. Jiao, J., Zhang, L., Zhang, Y. and Pokharel, S., Association Rule Mining for Product and Process Variety Mapping, International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, 2008, 21(2), pp. 111-124.

    8. Zhang, L., Jiao, J. and Helo, P.T., Process Platform Representation based on Unified Modeling Language, International Journal of Production Research, 2007, 45(2), pp. 323-350.

    7. Jiao, J., Zhang, L., Pokharel, S. and He, Z., Identifying Generic Routings for Product Families in Mass Customization Production based on Text Mining and Tree Matching, Decision Support Systems, 2007, 43(3), pp. 866-883 .

    6. Jiao, J., Zhang, L. and Pokharel, S., Process Platform Planning for Variety Coordination from Design to Production in Mass Customization Manufacturing, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 2007, 54(1), pp. 112-129.

    5. Jiao, J., Pokharel, S., Kumar, A. and Zhang, L., Development of An Online Quality Information System for e-Manufacturing, Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 2007, 18(1), pp. 36-53

    4. Jiao, J., Zhang, L. and Pokharel, S., Process Platform Planning for Mass Customization Production, International Journal of Mass Customization, 2006, 1(2/3), pp. 237-259.

    3. Jiao, J., Zhang, L. and Pokharel, S., Coordinating Product and Process Variety for Mass Customized Order Fulfillment, Production Planning & Control, 2005, 16(6), pp. 608-620.

    2. Jiao, J., Zhang, L. and Prasanna, K., Process Variety Modeling for Process Configuration in Mass Customization: An Approach based on Object-Oriented Petri Nets with Changeable Structures, International Journal of Flexible Manufacturing Systems, 2004, 16(4), pp. 335-361 .

    1. Zhang, L., Jiao, J. and Pokharel, S., Internet-Enabled Information Management for Configure-to-Order Product Fulfillment, Asia Pacific Management Review, Special Issue on e-Business and Management, 2004, 9(5), pp. 851-876.

  Conference papers

     25. Zhang, L. and Xu, Q., Solving Production Configuration based on Constraint Satisfaction, The 2010 IEEE International Conferences on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM), December 07 – 11, 2010, Macau, China.

     24. Zhang, L., Jiao, J. and Ma, Q., Accountability-based Reengineering of An Order Fulfillment Process, The 2009 IEEE International Conferences on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM), December 08 – 11, 2009, Hong Kong, China.

     23. Zhang, L. and Ittoo, A., Development of An RMS Model based on Colored Object-Oriented Petri Nets with Changeable Structures, The IEEE 16th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IE&EM), Oct 21 – 23, 2009, Beijing, P.R. China.

     22. Zhang, L. and Rodrigues, B., A Petri Net Model of Process Platform-based Production Configuration, The 11th International Conferences on Enterprise Information Systems, May 06 – 10, 2009, Milan, Italy.

     21. Zhang, L., Rodrigues, B., A Colored Timed Petri Nets Approach to Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems Modeling, The 12th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics: WMSCI 2008, June 29 – July 2, 2008, Orlando, Florida, USA.

    20. Zhang, L., Rodrigues, B., Slomp, J. and Gaalman, G.J.C., Production Configuration of Product Families: An Approach based on Petri Nets, The 10th International Conferences on Enterprise Information Systems, June 12 – 16, 2008, Barcelona, Spain.

     19. Zhang, L., Modeling Process Platforms for High Variety Production Management based on A Visual Diagrammatic Language, The 13th Asia Pacific Management Conference, November 18 – 20, 2007, Melbourne, Australia.

     18. Jiao, J., Zhang, L. and Du, J., Modeling Process Platform-based Production Reconfiguration with Petri Nets, ASME 2007 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, September 4 7, 2007, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

     17. Jiao, J. and Zhang, L., Process Platform Formation for Product Families, ASME 2007 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, September 47, 2007, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

     16. Jiao, J., Zhang, L., Zhang, Y. and Pokharel, S., Managing Product and Process Variety based on Association Rule Mining, The Asia Pacific Systems Engineering Conference, ISBN: 978-981-05-7910-4, March 23 24, 2007, Singapore.

     15. Zhang, L., You, X., Jiao, J. and Helo, P., Modeling Supply Chain Configuration based on Colored Petri Nets, The 9th International IEEE Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, December 5 – 8, 2006, Singapore.

     14. Jiao, J., Zhang, L. and Pokharel, S., Process Platform and Production Configuration for Integrated Manufacturing and Service, The 4th International IEEE Conference on Industrial Informatics, August 16 18, 2006, Singapore.

     13. Jiao, J., Zhang, L. and Helo, P.T., Integrated Product and Process Family Data Modeling for Product Lifecycle Management, The 4th International IEEE Conference on Industrial Informatics, August 16 18, 2006, Singapore.

     12. You, X., Zhang, L. and Jiao, J., Supply Chain Configuration Modeling based on Colored Petri Nets, The 3rd IEEE International Conference on Management of Innovation and Technology, June 21 23, 2006, Singapore.

     11. Jiao, J., Helander, M. and Zhang, L., Web-based Configure-to-Order Platform for Collaborative Development of Customized Products, The 2005 IEEE Cyberworlds International Conference, November 23 25, 2005, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

     10. Jiao, J., Pokharel, S., Zhang, L. and Zhang, Y., Coordination of Product and Process Variety in Mass Customization with Data Mining Approach, The 10th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering Theory, Applications & Practice, pp. 342-348, December 4 7, 2005, Clearwater Beach, Florida, USA.

      9. Zhang, L., Jiao, J. and Pokharel, S., Process Platform-based Production Configuration, ASME 2005 International Design Engineering Technical Conference & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, September 24 28, 2005, Long Beach, California, USA.

      8. Zhang, L., Jiao, J. and Pokharel, S., Coordinating Product and Process Variety: An Approach based on Association Rule Mining, The 2005 World Congress on Mass Customization and Personalization, September 18 21, 2005, Hong Kong.

      7. Zhang, L., Jiao, J. and Pokharel, S., Modeling Process Platform based Production Configuration, The 18th International Conference on Production Research, July 31 – August 4, 2005, Italy.

      6. Prasanna, K., Zhang, L. and Jiao, J., Modeling Process Variety Using Colored Object-Oriented Petri-Nets with Changeable Structures, The 9th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering – Theory, Applications and Practice, pp. 305-310, November 27 30, 2004, Auckland, New Zealand.

      5. Zhang, L., Jiao, J. and Pokharel, S., Variety Management in Mass Customization Production, The 2nd International Conference on Project Management, October 12 14, 2004, Tokyo Bay Area, Japan.

      4. Zhang, L., Jiao, J. and Pokharel, S., Web-based Support to Tendering and Bidding in Construction Industry, The 4th International Conference on Construction Project Management, pp. 495-503, March 4 5, 2004, Singapore.

      3. Zhang, L., Jiao, J. and Pokharel, S., Coding-based Variety Management for Integrated Production Planning, The 9th Asia Pacific Management Conference, pp. 637-652, November 19 21, 2003, Osaka, Japan.

      2. Jiao, J., Zhang, L. and Pokharel, S., Process Platform Planning for Mass Customization, The 2nd Interdisciplinary World Congress on Mass Customization and Personalization, CD-ROM Proceedings, October 6 8, 2003, Munich, Germany.

      1. Zhang, L., Jiao, J. and Pokharel, S., Product-Process Platform: Variety Synchronization for Mass Customization, The XVth Triennial Congress of The International Ergonomics Association and The 7th Joint Conference of Ergonomics Society of Korea / Japan Ergonomics Society, August 24 29, 2003, Seoul, Korea.

  Book chapters

      3.  Zhang, L., Planning Process Families with PROGRES, In Operations Management Research and Cellular Manufacturing: Innovative Methods and Approaches, Modrak, V. and Pandian, S. (Eds.), Forthcoming , 2011. 

      2. Jiao, J., Zhang, L. and Pokharel, S., Process Platform and Production Configuration for Product Families, In Product Platform and Product Family Design: Methods and Applications, Simpson, T.W., Siddque, Z. and Jiao, J. (Eds), Kluwer Academic Publishing, New York, Chapter 16, pp. 377-402, 2005.

      1. Jiao, J. and Zhang, L., Data Mining Applications of Process Platform Formation for High Variety Production, In Recent Advances in Data Mining of Enterprise Data: Algorithms and Applications, Liao, T.W. and Triantaphyllou, E. (Eds.), ISBN 978-981-277-985-4, World Scientific Press, Singapore, Chapter 5, pp. 247-286, 2008.

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