The Università Politecnica delle Marche (UNIVPM) is multidisciplinary university which boasts six locations throughout the region (Ancona, Fermo, Pesaro, Macerata, Ascoli Piceno e San Benedetto). UNIVPM have five faculties (Engineering, Medicine and Surgery, Sciences; Agriculture and Economics) situated in three main campuses and dived in twelve departments. Its community is composed by over 550 professors, 234 research fellow and post-doc, over 16.500 students and 530 technical and administrative staff.

DIISM (Department of Industrial Engineering and Mathematical Sciences) is a major department of UNIVPM, established in July 2011 by merging the former departments of Mechanics, Energetics and Mathematical Sciences. The DIISM community comprises 50 lecturers, more than 100 researchers (including PhD students, research fellows and postdoctoral fellows with an average age of 28 years). 1628 students have graduated from DIISM in the last 5 years and 78 PhDs from DIISM have obtained their degrees, and today almost all of them are permanently employed in international, national and local companies.

The Industrial System Engineering (ISE) is a research group of DIISM. The objective of ISE research is to contribute to the advancement, development and dissemination of scientific and technical knowledge in the planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance, conversion and disposal of industrial plants, production systems, logistics and services. Over the past five years, the Industrial Systems Engineering (ISE) group has carried out more than 30 collaborations with industries through third-party agreements.

In the last 5 years the Industrial System Engineering (ISE) group has carried out more than 15 projects financed through competitive European, National or Regional calls for tenders.

The research activities of the Industrial System Engineering research group are defined and consolidated at national and international level with the development of studies in the areas related to the planning, design, implementation, management, control and optimization of production plants, logistic systems and service providers. The projects developed mainly concern theoretical and experimental studies, technical, technological and economic-management innovation. They deal with methods of analysis and sizing of industrial plants, design, control and optimization of logistics systems, production management criteria, production and service plants, design and management of distribution networks, design and optimization of industrial warehouses, reliability engineering, quality management, safety and maintenance, logistics automation of industrial plants, supply chain management, sustainability and environmental impact analysis (LCA). Most of the research projects have been funded by European (EU), national (M.U.R.S.T./MIUR – MISE) and regional (POR-FESR) programmes, as well as involving numerous research contracts financed by private companies.

• Analysis and Design of Industrial Plants and Production systems (of Goods and Services)

• Design of logistic Solutions for Industrial and Service Systems

• Operation management in emergency and humanitarian logistics

• Reliability Engineering and System Safety of Production Plants

• Development of Industry 4.0 Solutions for Industrial and Service Systems