Seminar 6: Sustainability

  • AM Session : SUSTAINABILITY
    • January 26, 2016
      • 8:00 am - 8:55 amRegistration, Coffee and Networking
      • 9:45 am - 10:00 am Dara Connolly- Executive Director, Recreate IrelandPresentation Title: ReCreate , Creativity through Reuse Presentation Synopsis: How to save money, boost CSR while benefiting schools, community and special needs groups.
      • 10:00 am - 10:15 am Morgan Rusk- Business Development Executive, Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.VPresentation Title: Sustainable Manufacturing Presentation Synopsis: Sustainable manufacturing is the practice of manufacturing in a cost efficient way. Morgan will expand on this by giving an in-depth explanation of Industry 4.0 powered by e-F@ctory.
      • 10:20 am - 10:50 amCoffee Break and Networking
      • 10:50 am - 11:05 am Marta Iglesias- Consultant, Carbon Trust AdvisoryPresentation Title: Sustainable Procurement: Carbon, Energy and Resource Efficiency as Drivers of Value in Your Supply Chain. Presentation Synopsis: Leading companies integrate sustainability into everything they do – from the products and services they sell, through to how they configure their supply chains and partnerships. Using examples and case studies from Carbon Trust’s work in the UK and internationally, we will take a look at what companies are doing to address such risks and opportunities, how they are doing this, and the value such initiatives can generate.
      • 11:05 am - 11:20 am Barbara MacMahon – Corporate Sustainability Consultant, Life Cycle Solutions for Sustainable BusinessPresentation Title: Life Cycle Thinking: Strategies to reduce cost and carbon footprint in manufacturing, supply chain and right through the value chain. Presentation synopsis: This workshop aims to educate delegates on what Life Cycle Thinking is and how the methodology is used to identify resource intensities, expose risk and environmental impact hotspots. Examples and case studies will be used to show how Life Cycle Thinking, supported by product life cycle assessment can be used to quantify these issues and develop a strategy to deal with both upstream and downstream supply chain sustainability.
      • 11:20 am - 11:35 am Gerard Cleary- Chief Finacial Officer, GleniskPresentation title: Being sustainable & making money! Presentation Synopsis: TBA
      • 11:35 am - 12:05 pm Erika Wilson- Joint Managing Director, Wilson Power SolutionsPresentation Title: Uncovered: How to add £100,000 to your bottom line with one simple infrastructure decision. Presentation Synopsis: Why transformer losses matter: energy savings outside the box. EU Eco Design Directive for Transformers – what this means to you. Voltage Management – Does it really work? Case studies – The proof is in the pudding
      • 12:05 pm - 12:20 pm Stepan Ivanov – Postdoctoral Researcher, TSSG Presentation Title: Driving sustainable food production with Precision Agriculture Presentation synopsis: Over the last number of years, the use of ICT, particularly Internet of Things (IoT) technologies has been strongly advocated for in the area of Agriculture under the umbrella of Precision Farming. Continuous monitoring and automations are the two typical reasons for deployment of an IoT system within a farming environment. It is expected that the use of the IoT increase sustainability of modern farming, ensure its growth necessary to meet the ever growing food demand. Meanwhile, Agri-ICT yet requires further development. Majority of the available systems are siloed solutions, which significantly complicates their on-farm management. At the same time, the amount of data generated by such solutions is often hard for on-farm interpretation due to its overwhelming volume and variety. Typically, understanding of this data requires Big-Data analytics. This talk gives an overview of the research activities carried out by TSSG within the area of Agricultural ICT aiming to both bring the existing siloed solutions together and develop tools to gain intelligent insight from their data.
      • 12:20 pm - 1:20 pmLunch and Networking
      • 1:20 pm - 1:35 pm Paddy Sweeney - MD, Retrofit Energy Ireland Ltd / EnprovaPresentation Title: “Energy Savings as a Lever for Improved Corporate Social Responsibility”. Presentation Synopsis: As an Obligated Party under the EU Energy Efficiency Directive, Enprova are required to become actively involved in aiding and incentivise organisations to achieve energy savings, and maximise their effect. One aspect of maximising the effect of these savings is to incorporate your CSR commitments into the mix. By working closely with our clients we tailor schemes to suit their needs. Clients achieve their energy savings and at the same time can address their company role within community and their employee’s well-being. Our presentation will outline some examples of how these schemes can be tailored to an individual company’s needs.
      • 1:35 pm - 1:50 pm Dr. Jury Gualandris- Lecturer in Management, UCDPresentation title: Networking for sustainability: overcoming path-dependencies within supply chains. Presentation synopsis: Multiple and diverse stakeholder groups such as investors, customers and non-governamental organisations increasingly require manufacturing firms to improve the environmental and social performance of their internal and external operations. Unfortunately, most firms fail in fully understanding and addressing these challenges. Building on recent research findings, I’ll explore the origins of sustainability gaps in supply chains and offer initial guidance on how firms might resolve them.
      • 1:50 pm - 2:05 pmDonal Hanly- Sales Manager, Endeco-TechnologiesPresentation title: TBA Presentation synopsis: TBA
      • 2:05 pm - 2:20 pmSean Lyons – Project Manager, TSSG, WITPresentation title: Smart Energy Cluster Optimisation (SECO) Presentation synopsis: SECO is targeted at industrial clients who have relatively high energy usage and have a degree of flexibility as to when they consume it - ie they may have some element of storage within their system (such as thermal loads) or may be able to build up work in progress. In such cases, this may allow some flexibility as to when energy is consumed on site. The price of electricity changes on the wholesale market every half hour and can vary up to a factor of 5-10 times in any one day. SECO will model the loads of production plants and will predict the amount of energy required to meet the production schedule. It will also receive feeds in advance as to the predicted electrical price variations and will optimise the production schedule to suit the best tariffs - consume when cheap and turn down when expensive. This can only be done when there is some flexibility in the production schedule which cement plants often have. SECO also caters for on site energy such as wind turbines and optimises its output against the sites load.
      • 2:25 pm - 2:55 pmCoffee Break and Networking
      • 3:05 pm - 3:20 pmGemma O’ Reilly- CILTPresentation Title: Paris Summit Implications for Transport Logistics & Supply Chain Presentation Synopsis: TBA
      • 3:20 pm - 3:35 pmGraham Deane- CILTPresentation Title: Innovation in Developing Sustainable Chain Solutions Presentation Synopsis: TBA
      • 3:35 pm - 3:50 pm John Cosgrove- Technical Director, TEMPO, Limerick Institute of TechnologyPresentation Title: TBA Presentation Synopsis: TBA
      • 3:50 pm - 4:05 pm Mark Symth- Applied Systems Specialist- Daikin IrelandPresentation Title: TBA Presentation Synopsis: TBA
      • 4:05 pm - 4:20 pmTBC