Lanner Group today announced 20 years of being in partnership with Cranfield University, the postgraduate university for science, technology, engineering and manufacturing. Since its formation, the partnership has facilitated best practice in numerous research projects at Cranfield, as students and academics have adopted Lanner Group’s industry leading simulation software across a number of disciplines, most recently as part of the university’s Operations Excellence and Engineering and Management of Manufacturing Systems Masters programs.
As well as providing its WITNESS process simulation software to the university, Lanner Group also contributes a number of guest lectures and workshops. Through ensuring that students maximize the capabilities and benefits of WITNESS, both Lanner Group and Cranfield University have confidence that the most up to date, sophisticated tools are being deployed to optimize manufacturing processes and encourage best practice.
“Simulation is integral to achieving operational excellence in manufacturing and wider industry, and it underpins much of what we practice at Cranfield,” comments Peter Ball, Senior Lecturer in Manufacturing Operations at Cranfield University.
“Alongside leading UK manufacturers, our long standing partnership with Lanner Group enables us to drawn upon detailed expertise and experience to deliver best practice throughout our faculty. As the benefits of simulation continue to be recognised, we look forward to equipping our students with the right skill sets, supported by a continued, valued relationship with the Lanner Group team.”
Geoff Hook, projects director, Lanner Group comments, “The importance of process simulation in manufacturing has long been recognised. In order for us to continue to develop products and solutions which are aligned specifically to industry demand, it is important that we work with organizations such as Cranfield to test and develop new thinking and new ideas.”
“Through working with Cranfield, and in conjunction with our customers who are at the helm of UK manufacturing, we look forward to continuing our efforts to promote and encourage the use of simulation in driving industry excellence.”
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Lanner Group, Inc. (lanner.com) is the Houston, TX based Americas subsidiary of Lanner Group Ltd, a UK company dedicated to delivering innovative solutions to model, analyze and optimize processes through simulation software enabling business managers to make comprehensive decisions in a risk-free environment. Its client roster includes over 3000 customers including end users HP, 3M, Boeing, Ford, GM, Nissan, and Rolls Royce. In 2010 Lanner Group, Inc. was certified a Top 20% Performer by Open Ratings Inc., a Dun & Bradstreet company based on Past Performance Evaluation responses of its reference customers.