Industry Collaboration

WATMIMS' collaboration with industry partners typically begins with projects that study specific, partner-identified problems related to the management of integrated manufacturing systems (systems that aim to successfully integrate all elements of manufacturing and logistics into a whole).

Projects between WATMIMS and industry partners are completed by one or more graduate students supervised by a faculty member.

The time frame for project completion is typically from eight to twelve months. This is longer than studies by traditional management consultants. However, we focus on topics in which there are greater conceptual risks, which would yield better payoffs in the long run.

Regardless of the length or depth of collaboration, the industry partner benefits from student and faculty expertise and experience in analyzing problems and issues related to their operations.

To find out more about collaborating with WATMIMS, please contact us.