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Juhani HEILALA (Male) is Senior Scientist, Senior Project Manager (IPMA C certified since 2010) at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. He has Msc.Tech from University of Oulu (1989). He has been developing industrial robots during studies at Nokia Robotics (1984-1989). He has over 25 years of professional experience from European research projects as national and local coordination at VTT. He has been Work Package (WP) leader in international projects; ConnectedFactories (2016-2019), EPES (2011-2015), Simter (2007-2009), Ami-MoSES (2008-2011), Eureka E-RACE (2003-2006), Assembly-NET (2001-2003) and Eureka Famos-HIPS (1994-1997). He has coordinated numerous national industrial driven research projects. He has authored and co-authored more than 100 technical and scientific publications. Currently he is Senior Research Scientist in Agile Intelligent Production Systems research team at VTT Cognitive Production Industry Research Area.
He has expertise in the field of smart, sustainable, modular and agile production system design; operations planning and management in customer driven manufacturing; integration of production system simulation and modelling with other analysis methods for decision support; resource efficient manufacturing, sustainability aspects and efficiency analysis; and use of ICT in manufacturing, digitization of manufacturing processes.
Agile intelligent production systems. Current research activities are focusing on digitalization of manufacturing in smart and sustainable connected factories. Beyond Industry 4.0.
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
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1/09/16 → 31/08/19
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Heilala, J., Helaakoski, H., Kuivanen, R., Kääriäinen, J. & Saari, L., 30 Nov 2020, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. 17 p.
Research output: Book/Report › ReportOpen AccessFile353 Downloads (Pure)
Kaasinen, E., Schmalfuß, F., Özturk, C., Aromaa, S., Boubekeur, M., Heilala, J., Heikkilä, P., Kuula, T., Liinasuo, M., Mach, S., Mehta, R., Petäjä, E. & Walter, T., Jan 2020, In: Computers and Industrial Engineering. 139, 105678.
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Exoskeletons: Comprehensive, comparative and critical analyses of their potential to improve manufacturing performanceFox, S., Aranko, O., Heilala, J. & Vahala, P., 23 Nov 2020, In: Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management. 31, 6, p. 1261-1280 20 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Scientific › peer-reviewOpen Access
Kortelainen, H., Saari, L., Valkokari, K., Federley, M., Heilala, J., Huusko, J. & Viljamaa, E., 2019, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. 21 p. (VTT White Paper).
Research output: Book/Report › ReportOpen AccessFile326 Downloads (Pure)
Kortelainen, H., Kortelainen, J., Pulkkinen, A., Juhola, A., Hemming, B., Kantorovitch, J., Heikkilä, E., Ailisto, H. & Heilala, J., 29 Nov 2019, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. 66 p. (VTT Research Report; No. VTT-R-01136-19).
Research output: Book/Report › ReportOpen AccessFile1018 Downloads (Pure)