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Dr Mark Southern is one of Ireland’s leading practitioners in enabling manufacturing change; oosting productivity, output and profit. Mark helps manufacturing companies by matching their technical issues and challenges to state-of-the-art solutions in manufacturing measurement, simulation, software and statistical know how. Mark’s mission and driving passion is to improve the prosperity of manufacturing companies through competitiveness; applying techniques of measurement and scientific management to decrease costs and increase profit margins.Over ten years in senior manufacturing positions in the UK and Ireland (see listings below) has equipped Mark to use the best from both worlds - industry and academia – for the benefit of both. Mark’s own research into modern global manufacturing gives his clients the very latest in process and production methods.
In addition to one-to-one company work Mark and his team have successfully collaborated with Ireland’s Materials and Surface Science Institute and Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry – the Tyndall Institute at UCC and the SEAM Research Centre at Waterford.
Mark’s team has also completed a wide range of Enterprise Ireland Commercialisation Projects, Technology Centre projects and Innovation Partnerships.
Specialties: Knowledge Management, NPD, DoE
Southern, M. and E. Murphy (2004). Robust Design Methodologies: a model for the improved SME adoption of an innovative Information Technology based RDM Toolbox in Europe. BISME (Business Innovation for Small-Medium Sized Enterprises), Hastings, University of Brighton.
Southern, M., K. Phelan, et al. (2005). The application of DOE in the European SMEs. Quality Management for Organisational Development (QMOD), Palermo, Italy, Univsitá di Palermo.
Southern, M., K. Phelan, et al. (2005). Developing a toolkit for robust design methodologies: a model for the improved end user adoption of this innovative Information Technology based RDM toolbox in Europe. Quality Management for Organisational Development (QMOD), Palermo, Italy., Univsitá di Palermo.
O Brien, E., Clifford, S., Southern M., Knowledge Management for Process, Organizational and Marketing Innovation: Tools and Methods, IGI Global.
O Brien E., Southern M., Harris D IT-based Knowledge Management Systems to Support the Design of Product Development Processes, (To appear in 2009), IT and Product Development: A Research Agenda, Nambisan, Satish, Springer NY.
Butan, D, Clifford, S, Southern, M, O’Brien, E and Pomeroy, M, Moroney, P, Modal Analysis of High Frequency Vibration of a Thin Domed Circular Plate, Energy Efficient & Low Carbon Manufacturing Conf., Trinity College Dublin, 2- 4th, Sept. 2009, edited by Dr. G.E O'Donnell & Mr. K.Kelly , 2009, pp263 - 270