Dr Terrence Perera
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Sheffield University Management School
Terrence has more than 30 years of teaching, research and consultancy experience in the areas of computer modelling and simulation, operations management and supply chain management. He is an internationally known consultant in Computer Simulation. His clients include BAE Systems, Siemens, Bosch, Sweden Posten, Sheffield Children's Hospital and Fosters Bakery.
In collaboration with several leading companies in the UK, he secured five research grants from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. He also developed and managed several Knowledge Transfer Partnership projects in the areas of manufacturing systems design, Enterprise Resource Planning and Computer Simulation.
- Research interests
- Modelling and simulation
- Operations management
- Supply chain management
Terrence's research focuses on the integration of the latest technologies such as Industry 4.0 and simulation in businesses. Recent examples include the development of a framework to manage data in supply chain simulation and optimisation projects and exploring the use of Industry 4.0 technologies in emergency management.
- The Design and Development of a Framework for Enhancing Internship Programs in Malaysia: A Model for Accounting Students. GATR Global Journal of Business Social Sciences Review, 6(3), 82-87.
- Data quality problems in discrete event simulation of manufacturing operations. SIMULATION, 94(11), 1009-1025.
- Input data management in simulation – Industrial practices and future trends. Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, 29, 181-192.
- Embedding simulation technologies into business processes: challenges and solutions. International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling, 5(2), 78-78.
- System dynamics approach for modelling complex healthcare systems. 7th International Industrial Simulation Conference 2009, ISC 2009, 209-213.
- Embedding simulation technologies into business processes: challenges and solutions. International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling, 5(3), 184-184.
- Taboo search vs genetic algorithms in solving and optimising PCB problems. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 17(4), 521-536.
- Automated data collection for simulation?. Simulation Practice and Theory, 9(6-8), 349-364.
- Successes and failures in UK/US development of simulation. Simulation Practice and Theory, 9(6-8), 333-348.
- The definition of simulation and its role within an aerospace company. Simulation Practice and Theory, 9(6-8), 273-291.
- IDEF based methodology for rapid data collection. Integrated Manufacturing Systems, 12(3), 187-194.
- Methodology for rapid identification and collection of input data in the simulation of manufacturing systems. Simulation Practice and Theory, 7(7), 645-656.
- Analysis of tooling problems in discrete manufacturing industry. International Journal of Operations & Production Management, 15(12), 76-85.
- A tool in time. Manufacturing Engineer, 72(6), 286-286.
- Modelling and Simulation of Human-Centred Assembly Systems - A Real Case Study, Emerging Solutions for Future Manufacturing Systems (pp. 405-412). Kluwer Academic Publishers
Conference proceedings papers
- Teaching supply chain simulation - from beginners to professionals. 2015 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC), 6 December 2015 - 9 December 2015.
- Supplier Selection Criteria in Fractal Supply Network (pp 544-551)
- A sustainability value system principle for a global supply chain. 5th International Conference on Responsive Manufacturing - Green Manufacturing (ICRM 2010)
- Notice of Retraction: Modeling & simulation of an outpatient service system. 2010 International Conference on Computer Application and System Modeling (ICCASM 2010), 22 October 2010 - 24 October 2010.
- Embedding simulation in lean projects. 7th International Industrial Simulation Conference 2009, ISC 2009 (pp 122-126)
- A new methodology for accelerating simulation model development process. Proceedings of the 14th IASTED International Conference on Applied Simulation and Modelling (pp 71-76)
- Hybrid Simulation-Emulation Model: AGVS Example. Volume 3, 19 July 2004 - 22 July 2004.
- A structured approach for the implementation of distributed manufacturing simulation. SIMULATION IN INDUSTRY (pp 437-442)
- Remote execution of simulation models. ADVANCES IN MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY - XVII (pp 357-362)
- Application of virtual team concept in simulation. ADVANCES IN MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY - XVII (pp 371-376)
- Feasibility for automatic data collection. Winter Simulation Conference Proceedings, Vol. 2 (pp 984-990)
- Rapid data modelling in the simulation of manufacturing systems. SIMULATION: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE (pp 629-633)
- Rapid data collection in the simulation of manufacturing systems. ADVANCES IN MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY XII (pp 381-389)
- Design and development of a rapid data collection methodology. International Conference on Simulation (1998)
- Model representation methods in simulation of manufacturing systems. International Conference on Simulation (1998)
- Rapid data modelling techniques in simulation of manufacturing systems. IEE Conference Publication(435) (pp 178-181)
- Re-engineering tool management and control systems. Fifth International Conference on FACTORY 2000 - The Technology Exploitation Process
- MODELLING AND SIMULATION OF TOOL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS USING DBMS. CISS - FIRST JOINT CONFERENCE OF INTERNATIONAL SIMULATION SOCIETIES PROCEEDINGS (pp 435-438)
- Simulation of distributed manufacturing enterprises: a new approach. Proceedings of the 2003 International Conference on Machine Learning and Cybernetics (IEEE Cat. No.03EX693)
- The definition and potential role of simulation within an aerospace company. Proceeding of the 2001 Winter Simulation Conference (Cat. No.01CH37304)
- Key enablers in the development of simulation. Proceeding of the 2001 Winter Simulation Conference (Cat. No.01CH37304)
- Feasibility for automatic data collection. Proceeding of the 2001 Winter Simulation Conference (Cat. No.01CH37304)
- Teaching interests
Terrence is very passionate about teaching. He has developed a range of case studies from his research and consultancy work to support the teaching in the areas of Business Intelligence, Computer Simulation and Supply Chain Management. He has supervised many undergraduate and postgraduate dissertation projects, most of them in collaboration with local companies.
- Teaching activities
- Business Intelligence
- Intelligent Organisation
- Logistics Systems
- Professional activities
Terrence is an Emeritus Professor at Sheffield Hallam University.