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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 Joit Research Laboratory carries out work to help to define and experience solutions linked to this issue. The project will focus on the two following dimensions:

  • Flow management (materials, people and information) : DDAE research program.
  • Organisation of companies (processes, human and material ressources, information systems) : DOSSARD research program.


Research Topics

Two research programmes have already been launched:

  • The DOSSARD program develops an expert system allowing companies to: 
    1. detect more quickly and effectively the vulnerability issues of the organisations
    2. suggest the necessary adjustments to increase their resilience


  • The DDAE program evaluates scientifically the behaviours and performance levels of existing flow control systems (MRP II, Demand Driven MRP, Kanban, ConWIP, etc.) in an uncertain context.

Based on this assessment, it proposes improvements compared to the existing systems and develops methods and tools adapted to today's economic world.