Eur Ing Professor David K HarrisonBSc(Hons) MSc PhD CEng FIET FIMechE FIES CITP MBCS, David is currently Professor of Design & Manufacturing at Glasgow Caledonian University where he has held a range of managerial roles. He has spent his working career in manufacturing industry or industry facing academia. A graduate of UMIST, he is the joint author of the textbook “Systems for Planning & Control in Manufacturing”. He has also edited several books and conference proceedings and has published his work widely. He has supervised 57 PhD students through to graduation most of whom have been embedded in manufacturing companies. He is a Visiting Professor of the University of Mining & Metallurgy, Krakow in Poland. He is the Secretary of the Engineering Professors’ Council, Deacon of the Glasgow Incorporation of Hammermen, a Director of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce and a Past President of the Institution of Engineers & Shipbuilders in Scotland.