Industrial Management/Traffic and Infrastructure (CIB)
The research of the Centre for Industrial Management is grouped into five areas of expertise: (URL:https://www.mech.kuleuven.be/en/cib/imresearch/scmlog) Logistics & Production Planning The Centre for Industrial Management has built up solid expertise in the areas of production planning, transportation, logistics and supply chain management. Current research projects focus on algorithms for vehicle routing and production planning problems. (URL:https://www.mech.kuleuven.be/en/cib/imresearch/planningpublicsector ) Planning for the Public Sector This research area is concerned with the application of Operational Research concepts and algorithms in the public sector. The Centre for Industrial Management is currently active in research projects in the healthcare sector, public transportation, tourism and the Belgian army. (URL:http://www.mech.kuleuven.be/en/cib/imresearch/cibdesign) De sign Methodologies & Life Cycle Engineering This research area is concerned with techniques for the evaluation and optimisation of product design, mainly rooted in a Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) approach. Techniques for the assessment of life cycle costs and environmental life cycle impact are considered. Also the development of a new generation of knowledge management systems is a research interest of the division. (URL:http://www.mech.kuleuven.be/en/cib/industrialmanagement/indus trialmanagementresearch/maintenance) Maintenance This research area is dedicated to maintenance management, with a focus on strategy, performance modelling and MRO supply chain. (URL:http://www.mech.kuleuven.be/en/cib/imresearch/traffic) Traffic and Infrastructure This research area covers multiple themes: policy analysis and transport system analysis, systematic design of transport networks, intelligent transportation systems, safety, accessibility and sustainability (environment) aspects of the transport system.