Group picture of IALF Members

    The Presidential Committee has the role of advising the President of association on major decisions, the preparation of draft resolutions and assisting in the pre-selection of potential members.

    Prof. Ragu Athinarayanan

    Purdue University, United States of America

    Intelligent Learning Factory (ILF)
    Topics for Research and Training at Intelligent Learning Factory

    Topics for research and training

    • Application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Industrial Internet of Things IIoT for Intelligent Production & Supply Chains.
    • AI for Quality Control/Assurance
    • AI for Workplace Safety
    • AR/VR for Education and Training on Complex Machines/Instruments
    • Scalable Polymerization Additive Manufacturing
    Prof. Joachim Metternich

    Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany

    Prozesslernfabrik - Center for industrial Productivity (CiP)
    Topics for Research and Training at Prozesslernfabrik

    Topics for research and training

    • 7 research projects with learning factories involved in progress:
      • Personalized learning scenarios in adaptive virtual learning factories
      • Configuration of a learning factory for a railway infrastructure company
      • Industrie 4.0 learning factory modules for cloud manufacturing, worker assistance, and traceability
      • Value stream simulation
      • Agile resource-efficient production network (
      • Digital shopfloor management
      • Competence Center 4.0 Darmstadt (
    •  Enhanced research focus: Lean 4.0
    Prof. Peter Plapper

    University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

    Operational Excellence Laboratory
    Topics for Research and Training at Operational Excellence Laboratory

    Topics for research and training

    • Research focus

      • Lean Manufacturing and beyond (Industry 4.0)
      • Value Stream Mapping
      • Process Optimization
      • Augmented Reality and Digital Manuals
      • Quality Management
      • Increasing productivity and reducing lead time
      • Production Planning and ControlInformation systems in learning factory


    • Topics for training

      • Lean Manufacturing
      • Industry 4.0
      • Paper less assembly instructions
    Christian Ramsauer
    Prof. Christian Ramsauer

    Graz University of Technology, Austria

    LEAD Factory
    Topics for Research and Training at LEAD Factory

    Topics for research and training

    • Holistic concept of agility to proactively prepare for uncertainties
    • Age appropriate worker assistance and workplace design
    • Teaching concepts based on skill requirement of the workforce of the future
    • Lean Management: Lean principles, logistics principles, 5S, value stream mapping, line balancing, shop floor management, etc.
    • Energy Efficiency: Energy measurements, methods to decline energy consumption
    • Agility: Uncertainty and its impact on manufacturing, monitoring to early detect and fast react, governance & organization, strategic alignment, operational agility levers
    • Digitalization: Digitalization technologies, implementation of digitalization projects and strategy, digital business models
    Dr. Puay Siew Tan

    Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore

    Model Factory@SIMTech
    Topics for Research and Training at Model Factory@SIMTech

    Topics for research and training

    • Contextual & Dynamic Planning for Adaptive Enterprise
    • Prescriptive and Predictive Models for Robust Shop Floor
    • Common Models for Cyber Physical Production System
    • Industrial AI and analytics
    • Predictive maintenance
    • Online Product Quality Monitoring
    • Real-Time Resource Management for Job Dispatching
    • Digital Transformation & Innovation™ (DTI™) Programme
    • Implement Manufacturing Data Mining Techniques Programme