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ASSIST - relAy induStrial Supply chaIn Sustainability daTa

Reference number
Coordinator RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB
Funding from Vinnova SEK 500 000
Project duration November 2021 - July 2022
Status Completed
Venture FFI - Sustainable Production
Call Sustainable production - FFI - June 2021
End-of-project report 2021-02528eng.pdf (pdf, 540 kB)

Purpose and goal

The goal of the project is an industrially anchored map and plan for action areas and resources (technology, competence, funding) needed to meet near and future requirements on sustainability data flows in the supply chain (life cycle data). Background: lifecycle data is increasingly requested, collected but still mainly compiled manually in many different forms and formats. Supply chains are complex, with varying levels of expertise, capacity and willingness to share data. The preliminary study results in the identification, prioritization and structuring of target areas.

Expected results and effects

This feasibility study resulted in the identification of objectives, priorities and structures for implementation of projects improving monitoring and control of sustainability performance over product life cycles on industrial scales. Among expected effects: - Understanding of which life cycle data is needed in different decisions/functions within companies - Internal company harmonization and efficiency - Synergies throughout the supply chain - More efficient exchange of data in supply chains and value networks - Preparedness for digitized data sharing and verification

Planned approach and implementation

Knowledge acquisition and compilation was led by researchers with extensive experience in life cycle data, and was coordinated by the Swedish Life Cycle Center. Work was divided into four WP: 1 Inventory of current & future expected practice; 2 Future analysis, trends in business & society; 3 Analysis of gaps & challenges; and 4 Synthesis & design of solution options & action plan. Knowledge, state-of-the-art, challenges and eligibility requirements obtained via semi-structured workshops with representatives from various business functions in the participating companies.

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Last updated 6 December 2022

Reference number 2021-02528

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