An investigation of collaborative processes around digitisation-ready products for Industry 4.0: analysis and profiling of aerospace manufacturing collaboration

Home institution: Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester

Placement host: Future Workforce Collaboration Team, Queensland University of Technology

Start: 17 September 2018

End:  7 October 2018


Nikolai Kazantsev is researching digital economy in the area of demand-driven collaboration of suppliers and Industry 4.0. He is based at the Alliance Manchester Business School. His latest paper reports on factors that currently impede formation of such partnerships in the European aerospace supplier cluster, and he is currently working with his supervisors, Professor Nikolay Mehandjiev and Dr Pedro Sampaio, on potential solutions for the identified barriers : collaborative ontologies and instant operationalisation of goals to workflows.

During his ECR visit to the School of Information Systems and Professor Arthur ter Hofstede group (The University of Queensland), his aim is to work in the latter area focusing on collaborative interactions underpinning the engagement of SME partner networks in aerospace manufacturing processes using the rich industrial experiences of distinguished international colleagues.