In 2019 International Conference of GSUA, annual PhD Dissertation were Awarded. and Prior winners’ dissertations are as follows:
2017 – 2018
Junjie Wang, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Name of the supervisor: Yaoguo Dang
2016 – 2017
Liangyan Tao , Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Title: Schedule Planning Model for Complex Equipment Development Project with Hierarchical Control Mode
The capacity to develop complex equipment product is an important indicator of the level of national industrial technology, and the development of complex equipment is of great significance to promote the industrial structure upgrading, and to build an innovative country. Complex equipment development is a systematic project, involving hundreds of participants, technical difficulties, and numerous uncertain factors, thus schedule planning is difficult. Since schedule planning is the basic procedure of schedule controlling and procurement, etc, it is important to construct a pertinence schedule plan, taking the characteristics of the complex development process into account, which plays an important role in helping meet the schedule plan, and in enhancing the schedule management of complex equipment development project.
The schedule planning of complex equipment development project is very complicated, thus phased and hierarchical control mode is widely used by enterprises where develop complex equipment. This paper analyzes the connotation and structure of the mode, and then introduces the difficulties of schedule planning in different levels and different stages of complex equipment development process. In particular, the main difficulties of the lead-time decision in feasibility study stage include the insufficient information concerning market and technique, and the different interests pursued by major manufacturer, customers, competitors, government departments and many other participants. After the lead-time of the project is decided, to make sure the lead time is met, the main difficult task in the development stage is to design schedule plan for various levels of the development progress, with uncertainty, rework, and iterative work and other problems in the development process considered. Furthermore, the key aspects of the schedule plan is identified, which provide the focus of schedule control.
Key words: Complex equipment, schedule plan, conflict analysis, CF-GERT, CVaR, Schedule risk
Name of the supervisor: Sifeng Liu
2015 – 2016
Rafał Mierzwiak, Poznań University of Technology
Title: A quality management method of working conditions in a production company
Thesis includes the problematic aspects of integrating a category of quality with the issues of a proper way of shaping the working conditions in a production company. To this aim, an idea of arranging the basic concepts in a terminological way in this area is presented in the thesis with the use of qualitative, ergonomic and praxeological approaches. With the terminological order, an overall quality management model of working conditions as a result of a theoretical study is introduced. What is more, in a result of the studies conducted on the subject of the thesis, a methodological solution was formed under the name of an expert and cluster method of managing the quality of working conditions. The characteristic feature of this method is the use of its following stages i.e. the Thurston’s method in determining the importance of classification criteria and a modified classification algorithm known from a grey systems theory, in the process of quantification and formalisation. The methodical solution created in the PhD thesis was verified with an inductive approach for many workplaces in one of the production companies. Conclusions from this verification were considered in implementing the improvements, the result of which was formulating a classification of working conditions’ features and determining the directions and steps for the further studies connected with the issues of quality management of working conditions in a production company.
Key words: working conditions, quality, management, grey systems theory
Name of the supervisor: Prof. Wladyslaw Mantura, Prof. Ewa Wiecek-Janka,