The Supply Networks & Logistics Research Center (SNLRC) conducts advanced research and provides scientific consultancy and support in supply networks engineering and management.
This research line focuses on:
- Investigating issues related to the integration of production and preventive maintenance planning, at the tactical as well as operational level.
- Investigating issues in selective and imperfect maintenance optimization.
This research line is pursued at the department ISyE-PD since 2000. The research focuses mainly on developing efficient MILP models and algorithms to the Cyclic Inventory Routing Problem (CIRP), to the Stochastic Cyclic Inventory Routing Problem (SCIRP) and to their many variants.
The LERC conducts research into Lean Implementation methods for organizations from all sectors: industry, administration, healthcare, service organizations, ...
XiaK is the Flemish center of excellence in industrial automation. It was founded in 2013 by Howest in cooperation with EFRO, VIA, Agentschap Ondernemen and the Province of West Flanders.
The Industrial Design Center (IDC) operates as an inherently multidisciplinary group within a large network of industrial partners.