Service Systems Executive Speaker Series and Working Group
Speaker: Russell Barton,
Program Director, Manufacturing Enterprise Systems &
Service Enterprise Systems, National Science Foundation
Title: Manufacturing Enterprise Systems and Service Enterprise Systems Research:
Topics and Winning Strategies
This talk will provide a broad survey of research areas supported by the Manufacturing Enterprise Systems (MES) and Service Enterprise Systems (SES) programs at NSF. It will also cover a number of NSF-wide initiatives related to systems engineering issues in health care and manufacturing that are also important for prospective proposers, and present a crystal-ball view of possible future initiatives. The talk will conclude with a characterization of winning and losing strategies for proposal writing for the MES and SES programs..
Russell Barton is Program Director for manufacturing management and services management research in the MES and SES programs. These areas have a combined annual budget of over $9 million. He is on assignment at NSF from the Smeal College of Business at Penn State, where he is a professor in the Department of Supply Chain and Information Systems. He previously served as co-director for the Penn State Master of Manufacturing Management degree program, and as associate dean for research and Ph.D./M.S. programs for the Smeal College. He holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from Princeton University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in operations research from Cornell University.