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Monday, November 16 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm
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Network Enabled Manufacturing and Supply Chain

Lunch and Learn Speaker Series Fall 2020 Speaker:

Al Salour, Ph.D.
Technical Fellow

This presentation identifies the opportunities for a fully enabled digital factory.  The speaker will identify the methods and architecture models for collecting business intelligence data. The audience will gain familiarity with aerospace manufacturing and the type of equipment in fabrication and assembly processes.  Discussions will continue with sensory data for process monitoring to enhance quality, productivity, and safety.  The speaker will also talk about the emerging Blockchain technology and how it can help with information exchange, transparency, and security across the supply chain.  Use cases and examples will be presented to facilitate the discussion points.

Dr. Salour is a Boeing Technical Fellow and the enterprise leader for the Network Enabled Manufacturing technologies.  He is responsible for systems approach to develop, integrate, and implement affordable sensor based manufacturing strategies and plans to provide real time data for factory systems and supplier networks.  He is building a model for the current and future Boeing factories by streamlining and automating data management to reduce factory direct labor and overhead support, and promote manufacturing as a competitive advantage.  Dr. Salour’s accomplishments include machine health monitoring integrations, asset tracking and RFID system installations; and safety systems for automated guided vehicles.  Dr. Salour is the research investigator with national and international premiere universities and research labs. He is a member of Industrial wireless technical working group with the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He also serves as a committee vice chair for the ASME’s prognostics and health management national society.  Dr. Salour has 31 invention disclosures, 22 patents and 1 trade secret in manufacturing technologies.

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