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Organized by:

  • The IET Hong Kong – Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering Section (MIES)


  • Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • PolyU Miles Alumni Association Limited

Date: 1st August 2020 (Sunday)

Time: 10:30 – 12:15

Venue: Webinar

Language: Cantonese

No of Participants: 80 participants

Fee: Free of charge  

(This seminar is open to public.)



Objectives:Technical Seminar 20200801

Digital and information technology has been developing rapidly in the last decade. These technologies, such as 3D Printing, Internet of Things, Blockchain, among others, have revolutionized product and process innovation. We are now in the intelligent/smart manufacturing era! Products and manufacturing processes are now not just a connection between components and manufacturing systems respectively. In contrast, they are complex systems consisting of data collection and analysis systems, on top of traditional hardware and software. This brings companies with additional capabilities, flexibilities, connectivity, and so on, across various business functional units to create competitive advantages. In this connection, there is a need to adjust traditional operations management philosophy in order to transform companies in this intelligent/smart manufacturing era. This presentation aims to enlighten participants to rethink how product/process innovation and manufacturing operations should be designed and built to create and capture value for customers. This will link to a wide range of new strategic choices for companies.


Topics and Speaker:

  • Prof HK Chan, Professor of Nottingham University Ningbo China, Fellow of IET
  • Dr Ka Ho Chow, Assistant Chief Operating Officer, Wah Tong Group



10:15 – 10:30 Registration

10:30 – 10:45 Opening of the seminar

10:45 – 12:15 Speaker presentation

12:15 End


For interested parties, please register online http://tiny.cc/5e3krz  on/before 22th July 2020. Confirmations will be sent to successful applicants by email after the registration deadline.Should you have any enquiries, please contact Ms Yu (2766 6628,miles.aa@polyu.edu.hk).