Subramaniam Arunachalam

Dr Subramaniam Arunachalam

Senior Lecturer

Production Management, Manufacturing Strategy and Manufacturing Management

Department of Engineering & Construction , School of Architecture Computing and Engineering (ACE)

Dr. Subramaniam Arunachalam is a senior lecturer in the Mechanical Engineering Group. He holds a Doctorate in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering and an Honours degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering.

Areas Of Interest

Fields of research interest include flexible manufacturing cell design, quality control techniques, automation systems material requirement planning, lean manufacturing, six sigma quality issues, business process outsourcing, total quality management, business process reengineering, inventory management, manufacturing systems simulation, manufacturing strategy, worker training, material flow, value stream mapping, just-in-time, MRP, ERP, supply chain management, team value management , mass customization and product development.

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OVERVIEW

Dr.Arunachalam has extensive experience in delivering lectures and workshops in Production Management, Manufacturing Strategy and Manufacturing Management to senior managers of Ford Motor Company in UK and Germany as part University of East London's academic programmes. His expertise includes applying simulation techniques to optimise production and assembly systems through increased productivity and low-cost manufacturing techniques. He has participated and contributed to the University of Oxford's Operation Management and Manufacturing Strategy Faculty Programmes on teaching Operation Management to undergraduate, postgraduate students and post experience senior managers. He regularly participates in debates on topical issues in manufacturing industry organised by Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge. Dr.Arunachalam has been listed in the Marquis' Who's Who, Premier Edition 2009.

CURRENT RESEARCH

Dr Arunachalam has published more than 200 scientific articles in high profile journals and peer-reviewed conferences and has presented many invited papers internationally. He has developed and delivered short courses in Six Sigma, Productivity Improvement, Quality Management, Lean Manufacturing, Total Quality Management to many British, Indian and Malaysian SMEs. He  has made significant contribution in organising international conferences and serves on the board of scientific/international programme committee of many international conferences hosted in Australia, Finland, Helsinki, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Taiwan, Malaysia, UK, USA, Malaysia and China.

He is a referee and reviewer for many leading international scientific journals and is a full member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, UK. He has participated and contributed in many international panel discussions on the "Changing Trend of Manufacturing", and has received grants/awards/sponsorships from Royal Academy of Engineering (UK), British Council (UK) and International Scientific Committee of the European Commission.

PhD supervision:

  • Investigation on the dynamic interaction between a human body and a car seat using computer modelling techniques (Research is supported by Ford Motor Co  Ltd).
  • Cloud computing techniques to achieve low-cost manufacture in automotive component manufacturing (Research is supported by Ford Motor Co Ltd).
  • A framework to implement cloud based ERP system to optimise business processes in Gulf manufacturing smes – case approach (Research is supported by Ford Motor Co Ltd).
  • Framework for quality improvement for Arab manufacturing companies using TQM and continuous improvement strategies (research is supported by Ford Motor co Ltd)
  • Optimizing assembly operations using expert systems and simulation techniques (Research is supported by Ford Motor Co Ltd.
  • Achieving world class performance through integration of lean and sigma systems - a strategic approach (Research is supported by Ford Motor Co Ltd).
  • Novel model for workforce training in lean environment - an empirical study
  • Framework for lean six sigma in small and medium manufacturing enterprises

PUBLICATIONS

Selected Journal articles

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  • S.Arunachalam, "Innovative Model (WOTMLM) To Train Assembly Workers In Lean Companies - An Empirical Study", First International Conference on "Innovative Research in Engineering and Technology" Park College of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore, India In association with School of Computing, Information Technology and Engineering, UEL, August 2010 (Keynote Paper)
  • Budan, D. A., Vijarangan, S., Arunachalam, S. and Page, T. "An Analysis of Machining Forces on Graphite/Epoxy, Glass/Epoxy &; Kevlar/Epoxy Composites Using a Neural Network Approach", Journal of Modern Manufacturing Technology, 1(2), December 2009, pp. 129-140, ISBN 0794-8415
  • Ramesh, R., Jerald, J., Page, T. and Arunachalam, S., ''Concurrent Tolerance Allocation using an Artificial Neural Network and continuous Ant Colony Optimization'', International Journal of Design Engineering, 2(1), September 2009, 1-25, ISBN 1751-5874.
  • Dhanalakshmi, V., Arunachalam, S., Sankaranarayanaswamy, K., and Page, T. ''A fuzzy Analysis Approach to Part Family Formation in Cellular Manufacturing Systems", Journal of Studies in Informatics and Control, 17(4), December 2008, pp 433-440, ISBN 1220.
  • Page, T. and Arunachalam, S, "Circuit Design Techniques for Electromagnetic Compliance", Journal of Electrical Engineering, March 2008, 1(3), pp.1-6, ISSN: 0973-8835
  • P.Partiban, M.Punniyamoorthy, K.Ganesh, N.L.Parthasarathi and S.Arunachalam, Logical Approach for Evaluation of Supply Chain Alternatives International Journal of Management and Decision Making, 2008, Vol.9, No.2, pp.204-223
  • G.Kannan, A.Noorul Haq, P.Sasikumar and S.Arunachalam "Analysis and selection of green suppliers using interpretative structural modeling and analytic hierarchy process", International Journal of Management and Decision Making, 2008, Vol.9, No.2, pp.163-182
  • T. Rangaswamy, S. Arunachalam, T Page, "Design optimization and stress analysis of composite propeller shafts", International Journal of Materials and Product Technology, 2008
  • P. Sivakumar, K. Ganesh and S.Arunachalam , "Mathematical model and genetic algorithm for distribution logistics problem with maximum route length", International Journal of Logistics Economics and Globalization, 2008, vol. 1, issue 3, pages 307-329
  • P. Asokan, P Jerald, S.Arunachalam, T Page, "Scheduling of Jobs and AS/RS in FMS using Adaptive Genetic Algorithm and Particle Swarm Optimization", International Journal of Materials and Product Technology,2008
  • Federica, Cucchiella, Massimo Gastaldi, S.Arunachalam and T.Page, "A real options perspective for manage sources of uncertainty inside supply chain",International Journal of Business and Systems Research (IJBSR), 2008
  • Arzu Baloglu and S.Arunachalam, "Reengineering the Supply chain in the Internet Age: ABB Turkey Inc.", International Journal of Logistics Economics and Globalization (IJLEG), (Special Issue) vol.2, No.3, pp.233-249, ISSN 1741-5373, 2010
  • M. Ichimura, S. Arunachalam and T. Page, "A New Training Framework for Successful Lean Manufacturing - An Empirical study", International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management , 2008
  • Jayaram, K., Sankaranarayanasamy, J. K., Arunachalam, S and Page, T. "A Neural Network Approach To Tolerance Synthesis And Cost Optimization In Assembly", Journal of Future Engineering and Technology, July 2008, 3(4) ISSN: 0973-xxxx.
  • Ichimura, M., Arunachalam, S. and Page, T. "An Emerging Training Model for Successful Lean Manufacturing -An Empirical Study", Journal of Management (Special Issue on Finance): Part 2, May 2008, 2(4), pp.29-39, ISSN: 0973-5054.
  • Budan, D.A., Vijarangan, S., Arunachalam, S. and Page, T., ''An Analysis of Machining Forces on Graphite/Epoxy, Glass/Epoxy &; Kevlar/Epoxy Composites Using a Neural Network Approach'', Journal of Future Engineering and Technology, 4(1), October 2008, pp 28-35, ISBN 0973-2632
  • P. Asokan and J. Jerald, S. Arunachalam and T. Page,"Application of Adaptive Genetic Algorithm and Particle Swarm Optimization in scheduling of jobs and AS/RS in FMS", Int. J. Manufacturing Research, Vol. 3, No. 4, 2008
  • Murugan, M., Ghudharan, P. K., Arunachalam, S. and Page T. "Effect Of Pulsed GTA Welding Process Parameters On Delta Ferrite Content Of ALSI 3041 Stainless Steel Welds" International Journal for Manufacturing Science and Technology, 10(1), December 2008, pp.71-90, ISBN 1524-1548
  • Cucchiella, F., Gastaldi, M., Arunachalam, S. and Page, T., ''Translating the Supply Chain Uncertainty into a Firm New Value'', International Journal of Agile Systems and Management, 3(3/4), December 2008, pp 192-215, ISBN: 1741-9182.
  • Selected International Conferences (Refereed) L. Iguma, S.Dodd and S.Arunachalam, "New Approach To Risk Management In The Construction Industry - Wembley Stadium And Heathrow T5 Projects: A UK Case Study", First International Conference on "Innovative Research in Engineering and Technology", Coimbatore, India, August 2010
  • Q. Abessalam, H.Saidpour and S. Arunachalam, "Effect Of Coupling Agents On Tensile Properties Of Crushed Fruit Pits Composites", First International Conference on “Innovative Research in Engineering and Technology”, Coimbatore, India, August 2010
  • Q.Abessalam, H.Saidpour and S. Arunachalam, “Influence Of Natural Plant Fibres On Epoxy Polymers Subjected To Impact Loading" ,First International Conference on "Innovative Research in Engineering and Technology", Coimbatore, India, August 2010
  • Balamurugan G M , Muthukannan Duraiselvam, And S. Arunachalam, "Sliding Wear Behaviour Of AISI 304 Austenitic Stainless Steel At Elevated Temperature", Journal Of Manufacturing Engineering, , Vol. 5, Issue 2, Pp 137-142, June 2010
  • M.Shamou, S.Arunachalam and Quotaiba Abessalam, “Achieving Manufacturing Excellence By Applying LSSF Model – A Lean Six Sigma Framework”, First International Conference on "Innovative Research in Engineering and Technology", Coimbatore, India, August 2010
  • M.Shamou, S.Arunachalam and Quotaiba Abessalam, "Application Of Mathematical Modeling In Lean Six Sigma", First International Conference on "Innovative Research in Engineering and Technology", Coimbatore, India, August 2010
  • Arzu Baloğlu and S.Arunachalam, "Developing Interactive Online Submission Platform", First International Conference on "Innovative Research in Engineering and Technology", Coimbatore, India, August 2010
  • S.Arunachalam and M.Ichimura, "Application Of Simulated Annealing Procedure In WOTMLM Model To Train Workers In Lean Environment", First International Conference on "Innovative Research in Engineering and Technology", Coimbatore, India, August 2010
  • M. Shamou, S.Arunachalam, "Lean Six Sigma Empirical Study: Data Analysis and Results", Proceedings of International Conference on Advances in Industrial Engineering Applications (ICAIEA 2010), Jan.6-8, 2010, Anna University, Chennai, India.
  • Rajkumar, M, Asokan, P., Page, T. and Arunachalam, S. "A GRASP Algorithm for the Integration of Process Planning and Scheduling in a Flexible Job-Shop", International Journal of Manufacturing Research, 5(2), pp.230-251, January 2010, ISBN 1750-0591.
  • Budan, D. A., Vijarangan, S., Arunachalam, S. and Page, T. "An Analysis of Machining Forces on Graphite/Epoxy, Glass/Epoxy &; Kevlar/Epoxy Composites Using a Neural Network Approach", Journal of Modern Manufacturing Technology, 1(2), December 2009, pp. 129-140, ISBN 0794-8415
  • Krishnamurthy, L., Sridhara. B. K., Abdul Budan, D., Page, T. and Arunachalam, S. "Tool Wear Studies on Aluminum Matrix Hybrid Composites", International Journal for Manufacturing Science and Technology, 11(1), December 2009, pp.5-10, ISBN 1524-1548.
  • Palanichamy, R., Nagaraj, P., Page, T. and Arunachalam, S. "Effect of Fin Geometry on Heat Transfer Performance in Aluminium Circular Tube with Internal Fin and Engine Oil Used as Coolant", International Journal for Manufacturing Science and Technology, 11(1), December 2009, pp.11-14, ISBN 1524-1548.
  • Budan, D. A., Vijarangan, S., Arunachalam, S. and Page T. "Effect of Fibre Position and Proportion on the machinability of GFRP composites - An FEA &; Merchant’s Model", Journal of Future Engineering and Technology. Oct 2009. Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 33-43, ISSN: 0973-2632.
  • 12. Krishnamurthy, L, Sridhara, B. K., Abdul Budan, D., Arunachalam, S. and Page T. "A Series of Tool-Life Studies on Aluminium Matrix Hybrid Composites", Journal of Future Engineering and Technology. Oct 2009. Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 26-32, ISSN: 0973-2632.
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MODULES

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  • Sustainability and Renewable Energy Sources
  • Advanced Manufacturing Systems and Processes
  • Advanced Materials and Finite Element Analysis
  • Manufacturing Simulation
  • Total Quality Management
  • Engineering Materials and Manufacturing Technology
  • Product Engineering Science
  • Design for Manufacture and Design Management
  • Innovative Materials
  • Project and Quality Management
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