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Paul Gibbons, Cohort 2 with London Gatwick Airport, is awarded Engineering Doctorate!

Dr Paul Martin Gibbons is awarded EngD in Systems and became the sixth graduate at the Industrial Doctorate Centre in Systems. His graduation will take place on 15th February 2012 at the University of Bristol.

Dr Gibbons's EngD thesis "The development of a value improvement model for repetitive processes" explored how businesses can better align their resources and manage internal and external influencing factors to deliver sustainable competitive advantage through the use of a value improvement model for their repetitive processes. Multiple case studies are presented showing the development of the model through application and intervention in a practitioner environment. The linkage to the body of knowledge for systems thinking, strategy, lean and six-sigma is also made.

The main outcome of Paul's research is the development of a useful, visual and systematic conceptual framework enabling managers to understand, assess and improve repetitive processes within their businesses through the taxonomy of value improvement models

List of Publications, Achievements & Awards

Publications

1. Gibbons, P. M. (2006) Improving OEE: A Resource-Based View. In Antony, J. (Ed.) Conference Proceedings, Second International Conference on Six-Sigma, 5th-8th June 2006. Caledonian Business School, Glasgow Caledonian University.

2. Gibbons, P. M. (2006) 'Improving Overall Equipment Efficiency Using a Lean Six-Sigma Approach'. International Journal of Six-Sigma and Competitive Advantage, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 207-232.

3. Gibbons, P. M. (2008) Implementing 5S for Lean and Six-sigma Deployment: A Holistic Approach. In Antony, J. (Ed.) Conference Proceedings, Third International Conference on Six-Sigma, 15th-16th December 2008. Strathclyde University.

4. Gibbons, P. M. (2008) Introducing a Lean Resource Mapping Framework. In Antony, J. (Ed.) Conference Proceedings, First European Research Conference on Continuous Improvement & Lean Six-Sigma, 10th March 2008. Strathclyde University.

5. Gibbons, P. M. (2008) 'Introducing a Lean Resource Mapping Framework'. International Journal of Six-Sigma & Competitive Advantage, Vol. 4, No. 4, pp. 355-381.

6. Gibbons, P. M. (2009) Introducing a Lean Recruitment Framework for Manufacturing. In Nabhani, F. (Ed.) Conference Proceedings, 17th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, 6th-8th July 2009. University of Teeside.

7. Gibbons, P. M. (2010) Incorporating Six-Sigma Thinking and Asset Management Strategy Performance Indicators into the Overall Equipment Effectiveness Measure (OEE). In Antony, J. (Ed.) Conference Proceedings, Second European Research Conference on Continuous Improvement & Lean Six-Sigma, 18-20th January 2010. Strathclyde University.

8. Gibbons, P. M. (2010) Introducing a Value Improvement Model for Repetitive Processes. INCOSE UK Annual Systems Engineering Conference. Oxfordshire, UK.

9. Gibbons, P. M. & Burgess, S. C. (2010) 'Introducing OEE as a Measure of Lean Six-Sigma Capability'. International Journal of Lean Six-Sigma, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp.134-156.

10. Gibbons, P. M. & Kennedy, C. (2010) Delivering Stakeholder Value Through Sustainable Asset Management. IET Seminar, Asset Management in the New Economy: Sustainable Whole Life Decisions. IET London.

11. Gibbons, P. M. (2011) Introducing a Value Improvement Model for Repetitive Processes: an Airport Security Scanner Case Study Example. Ninth Annual International Conference on Systems Engineering Research. INCOSE, California.

12. Gibbons, P. M., Kennedy, C., Burgess, S. C. & Godfrey, P. (2011) Developing a Value Improvement Model for Repetitive Processes: Service Industry Case Study Examples. In Antony, J. (Ed.) Conference Proceedings, Third European Research Conference on Continuous Improvement & Lean Six-Sigma, 28th March 2011. Strathclyde University.

13. Gibbons, P. M. & Attwood, J. (2011) Developing a Value Improvement Model for an Environmentally Sustainable Airport. IQPC Infrastructure Asset Management Exchange. London.

14. Gibbons, P.M. (2011) ‘Systems Engineering: Introducing a Value Improvement Model for Repetitive Processes – a Service Industry Case Study Example’. The Singapore Engineer Magazine, August 2011.

Forthcoming Publications

1. Gibbons, P. M., Kennedy, C., Burgess, S.C. & Godfrey, P. (2012) 'Developing an asset management value improvement model (a-VIM) approach for an airport operational engineering environment'. International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, Vol. Early 2012, No. TBC.

2. Gibbons, P. M., Kennedy, C., Burgess, S.C. & Godfrey, P. (2012) ‘The development of a lean resource mapping framework: introducing an 8th waste'. International Journal of Lean Six-Sigma, Vol. Early 2012, No. TBC.

3. Gibbons, P. M., Kennedy, C., Burgess, S. C. & Godfrey, P. (2012) ‘The Application of Categorical Significance Testing to a Value Improvement Model for an Airport Inter-Terminal Shuttle System Repetitive Process’. In Antony, J. (Ed.) Conference Proceedings, Fourth International Conference on Lean Six-Sigma, 26-27th March 2012. Strathclyde University.

Awards, Achievements & Invited Talks

1. EngD Thesis nominated by examiners for consideration for the Annual University Research Excellence Award.

2. Cummins Chairman’s Global Award for the Best Six Sigma Project 2007

3. Fraser Nash Best EngD Research Paper Award 2010.

4. International Journal of Lean Six-Sigma Best Paper Award 2010. Paper presented and published in the conference proceedings for the 2nd European Research Conference on Continuous Improvement & Lean Six-Sigma.

5. Best Paper Presentation, IDC in Systems Annual Conference 2011, University of Bristol.

6. Invited Paper Reviewer International Journal of Lean Six Sigma.

7. Invited Paper Reviewer International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management.

8. Invited to present a developed value improvement model by the following institutions:-

  • University of Cambridge
  • Cranfield University
  • Department for Transport, London
  • University College London
  • University of Birmingham, INCOSE Rail Interest Group
  • INCOSE Annual Conference.
  • University of Bristol, practitioner lectures

Paul Gibbons's research dissertation for EngD in Systems is nominated into the annual research excellence awards at the University of Bristol, Engineering Faculty.