Joint laboratories and professorship




The AGIRE joint Laboratory (AGIlity and REsiliency of companies) refers to the research consortium composed of AGILEA CONSEIL, IMT Mines Albi and the Occitanie Region, with the support of its research operator ARMINES.

This joint Laboratory includes 2 research programs:

  • The first is called DDAE (Demand Driven Adaptive Enterprise). It is implemented over the period 01/01/2017 - 30/06/2022 and is financed exclusively by AGILEA CONSEIL and IMT Mines Albi.

  • The second program is called DOSSARD (Semi-Automated Organizational Diagnosis for Sustainable Performance) and covers the period 01/01/2018 to 31/12/2020. It is financed by the Occitanie Region (grant from the GRAINE scheme), AGILEA CONSEIL and IMT Mines Albi.



The DDAE program scientifically evaluates the behaviours and performance levels of existing flow management systems (MRPII, DDMRP, Kanban, ConWIP, etc.) in an environment characterized by high variability. On this basis, it suggests improvements to existing systems and methods and develops methodologies and tools that are better adapted to the reality of the current economic world.

The DOSSARD program develops an expert system enabling companies to:

  • detect more quickly and effectively the vulnerabilities of their organizations

  • propose the required adaptations to increase their resilience.



Matthieu LAURAS
Tel : 05 63 49 32 16




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The EGCERSIS joint laboratory (Training in Crisis Management in Environment Representative of Sensitive Industrial Sites) combines the Centre Génie Industriel, the companies Immersive Factory and Report One (which, together with the Occitanie Region finance this work) around the theme of virtual reality for security. Flexibility, repeatability, variety and ultimately efficiency are the expected benefits of a training in crisis management.



The EGCERSIS joint laboratory aims to define a virtual reality support within which institutional and industrial professionals will be able to define crisis exercises within digital duplicates of sensitive sites, and to train virtually on these exercises by using the crisis management tools developed at the Centre Génie Industriel.



Frederick BENABEN
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After more than 5 years of joint research, the RAPSODEE centre UMR CNRS 5302 and Alpha Recyclage Franche Comté (ARFC), a French manufacturer specialising in used tyre recycling, decided to create the MARVAPOL (Advanced Materials Recycled by VaPothermOLyse) joint research and development laboratory in September 2015.

The aim is to develop a thermal process for a viable industrial sector in the recycling of used and composite tires made of carbon fibre reinforced organic matrix, whether end-of-life, manufacturing scraps, or all materials with advanced organic matrix.

This VapoThermolysis process uses superheated water vapour, alone or in presence of nitrogen, at atmospheric pressure. Governance is ensured by a Steering Committee; the scientific strategy by a Scientific Committee.




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  • Develop an experimentation and characterization platform dedicated to the vapothermolysis process.

  • Assess, in laboratory and on pilot, the technical and economic feasibility of vaporothermolysis treatment on various organic materials from manufacturing waste.

4 research themes:

  • Recover carbon black from used tires to reuse in industrial products and recover process fuel (liquid phase) by upgrading it;

  • Recover carbon fibres from CFRP (carbon fibre reinforced polymer) waste;

  • Develop with the Clement Ader Institute - Albi UMR CNRS 5312 the reformulation of new composites from carbon fibres recovered by vapothermolysis;

  • Reduce the impact on the environment (material recovery).

In 2017, ICA-Albi is premanetly integrated into the joint laboratory



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The DISC Joint Laboratory (Data-driven Supply Chain management) corresponds to the research consortium made up of Next4 Supply Chain and the Industrial Engineering Centre of IMT Mines Albi. Next4 offers a container tracking solution from the moment they leave the warehouse to the moment they arrive at the end customer's premises.

This Joint Laboratory involves a research program dedicated to managing logistics activities of a Supply Chain based on connected objects. It is implemented over the period 01/10/2019 - 30/09/2024 and is financed exclusively by Next4 and IMT Mines Albi.



The objective of the research program is to use data generated by sensors such as those marketed by Next4 to support shippers in their decision-making process. Specifically, it is a question of giving these shippers tools to better manage the disruptions and hazards to which their shipments are subjected, in order to improve the agility and resilience of their Supply Chains.


Didier GOURC
Tel : 05 63 49 32 15




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Chaire Supply Chain Pierre Fabre


Since 2016, the Pierre Fabre Group and IMT Mines Albi have been running the "Agile Supply Chain" Chair program under the ambition of developing research and training activities enabling the so-called 4.0 industrial networks to better understand and manage the uncertainties and disruptions to which they are increasingly subjected.

The "Agile Supply Chain" Chair with Pierre Fabre includes a research section, a training section and a dissemination section.



The program aims to develop an innovative tool to support strategic decisions on supplier selection, technological choice and capacity sizing of a Supply Chain in a highly uncertain and disrupted environment. A software prototype is being developed and industrial experiments are currently being conducted.

The program also strives to improve the benefits of the new opportunities offered by the processing of large amounts of data now available - almost in real time - in industrial 4.0 networks; in particular by developing ad hoc algorithms for detection and prediction in the short and medium term, and by designing new organizational schemes and management tools based on the principles of the Physical Internet.



Matthieu LAURAS
Tel : 05 63 49 32 16




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