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AGIRE | AGIle and Resilient Enterprise


Joint Research Laboratory






  • Name: AGIRE, for AGIle and Resilient Enterprise
  • Duration: 5 years – from 2017 to 2021
  • Support platform: IOMEGA
  • Scientific Manager: M. Lauras (IMT Mines Albi)
  • Chief Operating Officer: R. Miclo (AGILEA)
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Modern companies are complex systems, changing and evolving in a more and more uncertain environment. Il en résulte un besoin pour des méthodes et outils permettant d’aider les entreprises à améliorer leur performance en disposant de davantage d’agilité et de résilience :

  • Agility is the ability to be responsive and to react efficiently to unexpected changes in demands, supplying or environment. It requires detection, adaptation, robustness and adaptability.
  • Resilience is the capacity to maintain activity despite a major disruption and to recover a normal work system as quickly as possible.



Fields of study

The aims of the laboratory program is to develop work to define and to test solutions linked to this issue. The project will focus on the two following dimensions:

  • Flow management (materials, people and information)
  • Organisation of companies (processes, human and material ressources, information systems).


Research Topics

Our two main research topics are:

  • Approaches and tools in relation with knowledge management and artificial intelligence. Its aim is twofold:
    1. to detect more quickly and effectively the vulnerability issues of the organisations
    2. to suggest the necessary adjustments to increase their resilience


  • The scientific evaluation of the bahaviours and performance levels of the existing flow control systems (MRP II, Demand Driven MRP, Kanban, ConWIP, etc.) in an uncertain context.

Based on this assessment, we propose improvements compared to the existing systems and we develop methods and tools adapted to today's economic world.