Afstudeerstage Berenschot

The Information Systems group is often contacted by industrial organizations with assignments that could lead to student projects at various levels (master thesis project, bachelor completion project, etc.) Through this website we make these topics available to our students. In this post, we announce one such project, involving company Berenschot

Afstudeerstagiair(e) Informatiemanagement

Wil jij je afstudeerstage combineren met het opdoen van ervaring als consultant? Heb je affiniteit met informatiemanagement en ben je daarnaast geïnteresseerd in actuele maatschappelijke vraagstukken? Wil je ervaren hoe het is om bij een groot, toonaangevend adviesbureau te werken? Dan is een stage bij Berenschot iets voor jou!

Berenschot heeft voor een periode van vijf maanden plaats voor een stagiair(e) voor de adviesgroep Maatschappelijke ontwikkeling, zorg en informatiemanagement (MOZI).

Wie zoeken we?

Een ambitieuze student in de eindfase van zijn of haar studie, die onderzoek wil doen naar informatiemanagement vraagstukken die spelen bij onze klanten. Actuele thema’s die daarbij voor ons relevant zijn, public value van ICT en informatie, organisatie van de ICT en informatiefunctie, informatieveiligheid, digitalisering van de overheid en informatievraagstukken die spelen op het terrein van de verschillende decentralisaties van Rijk en provincie naar gemeenten.

Als stagiair ben je bovengemiddeld gemotiveerd, heb je interesse in het adviesvak en aantoonbare ervaring op het gebied van en affiniteit met informatiemanagement in relatie met actuele maatschappelijke vraagstukken. Passende opleidingen zijn bijvoorbeeld: bedrijfskundige informatica, informatiemanagement of bestuurlijke informatiekunde. Belangrijke eigenschappen: ondernemend, energie, inzet, commitment, enthousiasme, scherp analytisch vermogen, stevigheid, nieuwsgierigheid, vermogen tot samenwerken én zelfstandigheid. Tot slot kun je helder rapporteren en heb je de drive om te leren en jezelf continu te verbeteren.

Om stage te kunnen lopen bij Berenschot, moet je gedurende de gehele stageperiode ingeschreven staan bij een universitaire onderwijsinstelling. Voor het afstuderen ontvang je een stagevergoeding.

Waar kom ik terecht?

De adviesgroep MOZI bestaat uit circa dertig professionals die zelfstandig en in teams opdrachtgevers adviseren. Te denken valt aan publieke partijen (rijksoverheid, provincies, gemeenten, gemeenschappelijke regelingen) en private en maatschappelijke organisaties (zorg‑ en welzijnsorganisaties, sw-bedrijven, culturele instellingen en onderwijsinstellingen). Daarnaast richt MOZI zich op organisatieadviesvragen op het vlak van kunst, cultuur en media, onderwijs, zorg en welzijn en informatiemanagement.

Wat bieden wij?

De stage biedt studenten de mogelijkheid het adviesvak van binnenuit te leren kennen. Globaal bestaat een stage bij Berenschot uit de volgende onderdelen.

Tijdens deze fulltime afstudeerstage krijg je gedurende vijf maanden de mogelijkheid het adviesvak van binnenuit te leren kennen. Globaal bestaat een stage bij Berenschot uit de volgende onderdelen:

  • ˜Meewerken in lopende opdrachten. Van meeschrijven aan offertes en rapporten tot het helpen organiseren van bijeenkomsten, van voorbereiden en afnemen van interviews tot het doen van deskresearch en het maken van presentaties.
  • Professionele begeleiding door een adviseur van Berenschot, met oog voor je persoonlijke en je vakinhoudelijke ontwikkeling.

Hoe meld je je aan?

Ben je geïnteresseerd in deze uitdagende stage? Ik ontvang graag in reactie op deze mail een brief met motivatie en curriculum vitae. Wij verzoeken je vriendelijk uitsluitend te reageren als je aan het gevraagde profiel voldoet.

Contact for more information: Rik Eshuis

Project: Performance measurements in the semi-process industry

The Information Systems group is often contacted by industrial organizations with assignments that could lead to student projects at various levels (master thesis project, bachelor completion project, etc.) Through this website we make these topics available to our students. In this post, we announce one such project, involving company Marel.

Performance measurements in the semi-process industry

The organization

Marel is an international supplier of advanced systems for the food processing industry. With around 3700 employees worldwide, Marel focuses on the segments of Poultry Processing, Further Processing, Meat and Fish. At its modern plant in Boxmeer, the operating company Marel Stork Poultry Processing B.V. focuses on the design, production and installation of production systems for the poultry processing industry. As the world market leader, the organization is constantly looking for opportunities to increase the productivity of its customers, within the bounds of quality and innovation. In addition to offices in Boxmeer (NL), Dongen (NL) and Gainesville (Georgia, USA), the organization has regional offices in a large number of countries.

Master Thesis assignment

The highly automated production lines of modern poultry processors process 13.500 broilers per hour. Each broiler has its own quality specifications and unique weight, which determines its destination and potential value. The destination of a broiler can end up in several different articles; a modern retail plant offers a variety of more than 500 product articles.  In order to make optimal use of the potential value of each individual broiler an information system is required. A lot of attention is paid to animal welfare, food safety, quality, full traceability, water and energy consumption. The aim is to add value to poultry as effectively as possible. The overall performance of a poultry processor is depending on a lot of factors, one of the indirect factors is production planning. Production planning on a daily level is a real challenge in the poultry processing industry. The uncertainty of the demand on one side and the dynamics of the raw material supply on the other side ask for planning skills of the processor. A lot of data and an information system are used to control the production. The exact impact of planning and scheduling is difficult to determine, but enhancements of the planning performance gains big advantages. Innova is the provided information system by Marel to support planners. For now we have an interesting Master Thesis assignment for an entrepreneurial student. In order to improve the planning performance on the long term, initially the performance should be measured in order to quantify possible improvements. The assignment is to set up a method to measure the production planning performance of a retail poultry processor. The business process of production planning is known and can be used as a starting point. Determining (key) performance indicators and an overview of required vs. redundant (available) data are the most obvious deliverables.

Contact information: Marel, via Rik Eshuis, or Irene Vanderfeesten.

Colloquium IE&IS/IS – W&I/IS Dec 5, 2014

Speaker:
Hajo Reijers

Event Details

Title:
Process Tales

Abstract:
There are many ways to describe processes, even business processes.

And where there is variety, there is dissent. Adherents to one particular modeling paradigm are not holding back in their scorn on the tastes and preferences of other denominations.

At this point, I do not expect a grand unification of opinions to take place anytime soon (although it’s perfectly clear that Petri nets are everyone’s best choice, of course). Perhaps a more productive view on this matter is to accept the co-existence of various modeling paradigms, while trying to understand how they can be used in harmony, either as alternative or complementary representations.

I will give two illustrations of current research that I am conducting with various colleagues that embraces this position: (1) work on hybrid process models, and (2) text-process model comparisons. Since it is also “Sinterklaasavond”, I will keep it short and sweet.

After this talk a drink will take place in the PVOC.

New Employee Lonneke Vermeulen

LVI studied Industrial Engineering (bachelor) and Operations, Management and Logistics (master) at the Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands. In 2013 I graduated on my research towards ‘A process modelling method for Care Pathways’, which was conducted in participation with the Heart centre of the Catharina Hospital Eindhoven and supervised by Uzay Kaymak, Pieter van Gorp, Hui Yan and Erik Korsten. Since then I’ve been working on the development of the Clinical Decision Support System Tracebook, developed within the Brainbridge project of Shan Nan, from within the Catharina hospital. For the upcoming months I will continue my work on the Tracebook system and clinical trials, as well as write a paper of my master thesis research and preparing a conference on Fuzzy sets.

Preparations for GameBus are heating up!

While work on the GameBus project will officially start in January 2015, we are already making various preparations.  The most important preparation is the recruiting of two new group members.  One group member has been selected from the User System Interaction pool of PDEng trainees.  This member will focus on the end user experience as well as on the business model aspects of GameBus.  A second PDEng trainee was selected from the Software Technology pool.  This member will focus on the integration of game components on the bus.

Besides PDEng projects, we have defined two master thesis projects on GameBus.  One student will focus on GameBus business model aspects as part of a graduation in Innovation Management.  A second student will focus on GameBus backend aspects as part of a graduation in Business Information Systems.

A GameBus kick-off meeting will be organized as a side activity of the EIT ICT Labs Health and Wellbeing End-of-Year Event 2014.  In this way, we involve also our Italian partners in the preparations such that in January 2015 we can take a flying start!

Stay tuned…

Colloquium IE&IS/IS Nov 7, 2014

Speaker:
Shaya Pourmirza (Remco Dijkman) GET

Event Details

Title:
Switching Parties in a Collaboration at Run-time

Abstract:
During the execution of a service collaboration, a party may
drop out for technical reasons or business reasons. In that
case, that party must be replaced in the collaboration, at
run-time, by a new party. Ideally, the new party can pick up
where the old party left. Currently, algorithms exist that can
help with the selection and adaptation of the new party to
incorporate it in the collaboration. Also, algorithms exist that
can help to pick up a business process where it left off.
However, to the best of our knowledge, no algorithms exist that
can help a new party in a collaboration to pick up where the old
party left off. This paper fills that gap, by providing an
overview of the components and operations that are necessary to
enable a party in a collaboration to be replaced by another
party at run-time. In addition the paper presents a
strategy, and the corresponding algorithms, that realize the
architecture. As a proof-of-concept, a tool was developed that
implements this strategy.

Nominations Educations Award 2014

Every year, Industria organizes the Education Awards ceremony. Awards will be handed out to the best lecturers of 2013-2014 in the categories: Propedeuse (First year Bachelor), Post-propedeuse (second and third year Bachelor), Operations Management and Logistics,  Innovation Management and  for Talent.

Uzay Kaymak, Pieter Van Gorp, Remco Dijkman and Bilge Celik are amongst the nominees! Uzay is nominated for Propedeuse, Pieter for Post propedeuse, Remco for Operations Management and Logistics and last but certainly not least Bilge for the Talenaward.

Venue Event

30 October 2014; The drink starts at 16.00h, and the official ceremony starts at 17.00h.
The Villa, Eindhoven

TU/e’ers koppelen gezondheidsapps met GameBus

If you are developing (or have developed) an app which could be connected to the GameBus infrastructure then please contact Pieter Van Gorp.

Onderzoekers van TU/e-faculteit IE&IS gaan een app maken die bestaande gezondheidsgerelateerde apps aan elkaar koppelt: GameBus. Verschillende generaties familieleden kunnen met GameBus de competitie aangaan met andere families, via bestaande apps. Elk van de familieleden verzamelt punten met zijn eigen favoriete bezigheid, van e-tikkertje spelen tot kruiswoordpuzzels oplossen.

Elke generatie heeft zo zijn populaire tijdverdrijven, zo is de gedachte achter de GameBus. Kinderen spelen tikkertje, hun ouders maken een fietstocht en de grootouders lossen een puzzel op. Allemaal gezond voor lichaam en/of geest, maar die uiteenlopende hobby’s bevorderen het contact tussen de generaties niet.

De GameBus-app moet bijvoorbeeld de ‘play-units’van TU/e-spinoff Head Up Games, waarmee je e-tikkertje kunt doen, koppelen aan apps voor de smartphone die je bewegingen via gps vastleggen, en aan digitale varianten van denksporten die populair zijn bij ouderen. “We richten ons in eerste instantie op apps met een open application programming interface”, zegt projectleider dr. Pieter Van Gorp van de groep Information Systems van de faculteit Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences (IE&IS). “Dat betekent dat we de data kunnen gebruiken zonder dat we hoeven samen te werken met de makers van de app.”

GameBus geeft je ook punten als je fysiek bij elkaar op bezoek gaat, vertelt Van Gorp. “Dat is het sociale aspect van gezondheid waar de geldschieter, EIT ICT Labs (onderdeel van het recent opgerichte European Institute of Technology, red.) nadruk op legt, naast de fysieke en cognitieve of mentale gezondheid.”

Het project, waarin wordt samengewerkt met het ICT-bedrijf Synergetics, zorginstelling ZuidZorg en diverse Italiaanse partners, gaat in januari van start. In de zomer moet er een functionerende app zijn voor Android-systemen. In eerste instantie wordt GameBus gekoppeld aan de genoemde Head Up Games, de gps-tracker Strava, en online Sudoku’s van griddlers.net.

De bedoeling is dat bijvoorbeeld thuiszorginstellingen -in dit project ZuidZorg- de ‘challenges’ gaan definiëren waarmee de gebruikers punten kunnen verdienen. Om enthousiasme te kweken, komt er ook een prijs voor de familie die de meeste punten behaald. “Dan moet je denken aan bijvoorbeeld een elektrische fiets”, zegt Van Gorp.

Ontwikkelaars van apps die relevant kunnen zijn voor GameBus kunnen zich melden bij Pieter Van Gorp.

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Colloquium IE&IS/IS – W&I/IS Oct 3, 2014 @K.10 4PM (+PVOC afterwards)

Speakers:
Samaneh Bagheri & Mohammad Rasouli (Rob Kusters/Jos Trienekens)

“Ladies first”

Samaneh Bagheri
Title:
Business-IT Alignment in PSS Value Networks: A Capability-based Framework

Abstract:
Product-service system (PSS) or integrated solution is defined as bundles of products and services that meet customer operational needs. Provision of such solutions heavily relies on collaboration among multiple partners include customers within a value network. In this context, advanced information technology (IT) is regarded as a foundation for the operation of PSS value networks. This requires alignment between IT and PSS business strategy. Business‐IT alignment (BIA) refers to the degree to which IT strategy supports a business strategy. BIA in a value network can raise the ability of partners to collaborate more effectively and improve network performance. However, the theory of traditional firm‐level BIA is not tailored to the specific situations of PSS value networks.In this presentation we investigate the applicability of BIA concepts and definitions at a PSS value network level. Alignment in firm-level literature looked at fit between business and IT capabilities. To substantiate this at a PSS value network level, we identified and classified generic value network business capabilities on the one hand and IT capabilities on the other hand. By exploring and discussing the interrelations between the two types of capability, a conceptual framework for understanding BIA in a PSS value network is derived.

Mohammad Rasouli
Title:
Service Orientation in Demand-Supply Chains: Towards an Integrated Framework

Abstract:
Offering customer-centric value through dynamic and networked capabilities is a strategic need in the current business environment. This strategic need can be met by a Service-Oriented Demand-Supply Chain (SODSC) concept. Various direct and indirect notions in different contexts have been developed about SODSC concept.  However, the lack of integration between these notions can easily lead to confusion. This presentation aims to counter this confusion by providing a framework for structuring various related notions. Based on a cybernetic system approach, the service-oriented value, partnership and control aspects of SODSC have been investigated respectively. On the basis of a distinction between demand and supply chain perspectives, two distinct dimensions of service orientation have been explored in each of the aspects. The resulting integrated framework, visualized by three related two-dimensional matrices and illustrated by real cases, offers the possibility to characterize and analyze the various SODSC notions.

After these talks a drink will take place in the PVOC