MSc by Research

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MSc by Research: An innovative production planning framework within the sheet feeding industry

Funding: A bursary of up to £17,000 plus fees available.

Conditions apply

Supported by Abbey Corrugated Limited

Academic Supervisor:

Dr Essam Shehab, Decision Engineering Centre, Manufacturing Department, Cranfield University - UK.

A fully funded MSc by Research studentship investigating the production planning process within the sheet feeding industry is currently available.

Abbey Corrugated and Cranfield University are undertaking this collaborative research project following the success of a previous MSc research project, which involved the development of a Full Pallet System for the sheet feeding industry.

This project extends this research and aims to establish the optimum board stack height for each board flute to enable the maximum percentage fill on the delivery vehicles.

This will require research into the shop floor; including discussions with transport and sales.

Additionally one of the objectives of the MSc by research project is to understand and apply the outcome of the previous research project at one of the Abbey Corrugated sites.

Abbey Corrugated, part of the Packaging Division of the DS Smith Plc group of companies, is the leading sheet feeder in the UK, and has been operating in the UK for over 30 years.

Cranfield University is an international centre of excellence in research and teaching in strategic areas of science, technology and management directed by the needs of industry.

This applied emphasis is unique among UK universities. Our mission is to transform world class science, technology and management expertise into viable, practical, environmentally desirable solutions that enhance economic development and the quality of life.

Cranfield’s Decision Engineering Centre focuses on developing tools and techniques for informed operational and business decision-making within industry by utilising data and information available at the time (facts) and distributed organisational knowledge.

Entry Requirements:

Applicants should have a 1st or 2.1 UK Honours degree First or Upper Second Class Honours degree, or equivalent, in Engineering or Computer Science/IT disciplines.

Value of Award:

Supported by Abbey Corrugated, this studentship will cover tuition fees at the UK/EU rate only and provide a bursary of up to £17,000 dependent upon qualifications, experience and project as well as any project related expenses.

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