Research by ProfH4 (last Update 12.2020.)


  • Grijalvo Martín, M., Pacios Álvarez, A., Ordieres-Meré, J., Villalba-Díez, J., & Morales-Alonso, G. (2021). New Business Models from Prescriptive Maintenance Strategies Aligned with Sustainable Development Goals. Sustainability, 13(1).
  • Villalba-Diez, J., Benito, R. M., & Losada, J. C. (2020). Industry 4.0 Quantum Strategic Organizational Design Configurations. The Case of Two Qubits: One Reports to One. Sensors, 20(23), 6977.
  • Villalba-Diez, J., & Zheng, X. (2020). Quantum Strategic Organizational Design: Alignment in Industry 4.0 Complex-Networked Cyber-Physical Lean Management Systems. Sensors, 20(20), 5856.
  • Schmidt, D., Gevers, R., Schwiep, J., Ordieres-Meré, J., Villalba-Diez, J. (2020). Deep learning enabling quality improvement in rotogravure manufacturing. 30th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM2021), 51, 330–336.
  • Sun, S., Zheng, X., Villalba-Diez, J., Ordieres-Meré, J. (2020). Data Handling in Industry 4.0: Interoperability Based on Distributed Ledger Technology. Sensors, 20(11), 3046.
  • Schmidt, D., Villalba Diez, J., Ordieres-Meré, J., Gevers, R., Schwiep, J., Molina, M. (2020). Industry 4.0 Lean Shopfloor Management Characterization Using EEG Sensors and Deep Learning. Sensors, 20 (10), 2860.
  • Villalba-Diez, J., Molina, M., Ordieres-Meré, J., Sun, S., Schmidt, D., Wellbrock, W. (2020). Geometric Deep Lean Learning: Deep Learning in Industry 4.0 Cyber–Physical Complex Networks. Sensors, 20 (3), 0763.


  • Wellbrock, W., Ludin, D., Villalba-Diez, J. (2019). Potentials and Success Factors of Early Supplier Integration into Own Product Development. International Journal of Business and Economic Affairs, 4 (1), 1--11.
  • Sun, S., Zheng, X., Villalba-Diez, J., Ordieres-Meré, J. (2019). Indoor Air-Quality Data-Monitoring System: Long-Term Monitoring Benefits. Sensors, 19 (19).
  • Villalba-Diez, Javier, Schmidt, D., Gevers, R., Ordieres-Meré, J., Buchwitz, M., Wellbrock, W. (2019). Deep Learning for Industrial Computer Vision Quality Control in the Printing Industry 4.0. Sensors, 19 (18).
  • Villalba-Diez, Javier, Zheng, X., Schmidt, D., Molina, M. (2019). Characterization of Industry 4.0 Lean Management Problem-Solving Behavioral Patterns Using EEG Sensors and Deep Learning. Sensors, 19 (13).
  • Ordieres-Meré, J., Villalba-Diez, J., Zheng, X. (2019). Challenges and Opportunities for Publishing IIoT Data in Manufacturing as a Service Business. Procedia Manufacturing, 39, 185--193.


  • Villalba-Diez, J., Ordieres-Mere, J., Molina, M., Rossner, M., & Lay, M. (2018). LEAN DENDROCHRONOLOGY: COMPLEXITY REDUCTION BY REPRESENTATION OF KPI DYNAMICS LOOKING AT STRATEGIC ORGANIZATIONAL DESIGN. Management and Production Engineering Review, 9(4), 3–9.


  • Villalba-Diez, J., DeSanctis, I., Ordieres-Meré, J., Ciarapica, F.E. (2017). Lean Structural Network Resilience. In Cherifi, C., Cherifi, H., Karsai, M.,  Musolesi, M. (Eds.), Complex Networks \& Its Applications VI: Proceedings of Complex Networks 2017 (The Sixth International Conference on Complex Networks and Their Applications) (pp. 609--619). Springer International Publishing.
  • Villalba-Diez, J. (2017b). The Lean Brain Theory. Complex Networked Lean Strategic Organizational Design. CRC Press. Taylor and Francis Group LLC.
  • Villalba-Diez, J. (2017a). The HOSHIN KANRI FOREST. Lean Strategic Organizational Design (1st ed.). CRC Press. Taylor and Francis Group LLC.


  • Villalba-Diez, J., Ordieres-Meré, J. (2016). Improving the Management of Projects through Hoshin Kanri. Direccion y Organitzación, 60, 40--46.
  • Villalba-Diez, J., Ordieres-Meré, J., Rubio-Valdehita, S. (2016). Lean Learning Patterns. (CPD)nA vs. KATA. Procedia CIRP, 54, 147--151.
  • Villalba-Diez, J., Ordieres-Meré, J. (2016). Strategic Lean Organizational Design: Towards Lean World-Small World Configurations through Discrete Dynamic Organizational Motifs. Mathematical Problems in Engineering, 2016, 1--10.


  • Villalba-Diez, J., Ordieres-Meré, J., Nuber, G. (2015). The HOSHIN KANRI TREE. Cross-Plant Lean Shopfloor Management. CIRP, 32, 150--155.
  • Villalba-Diez, J., Ordieres-Meré, J., Chudzick, H., Lopez-Rojo, P. (2015). NEMAWASHI: Attaining Value Stream alignment within Complex Organizational Networks. Procedia CIRP, 37, 134--139.
  • Villalba-Diez, J., Ordieres-Meré, J., Alba-Elías, F., González-Marcos, A. (2015, July 6). PMO standardization through Hoshin Kanri Improving the Management of Projects by Process Management. 9th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Industrial Management XXI International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management International IIE Conference 2015, Aveiro, Portugal.
  • Villalba-Diez, J., \& Ordieres-Meré, J. (2015). Improving manufacturing operational performance by standardizing process management. Transactions on Engineering Management, 62 (3), 351--360.

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