MART PM - Sustainable Manufacturing by Automated Real-Time Performance Management

Reference number 2018-01583
Coordinator Lunds universitet - Avdelningen för Industriell Produktion, Lunds Universitet
Funding from Vinnova SEK 4 875 000
Project duration April 2018 - December 2020
Status Ongoing
Venture The strategic innovation programme for Production2030
Call Produktion2030, Call for Cost-Effective Automation

Purpose and goal

Despite increasing digitalization in industry, measurement and control of discrete manufacturing is still dependent on manual solutions and there are shortcomings in system integration. The aim of the project is to increase resource and cost-effectiveness though increased digitization and automation within the areas: 1) Automatic validation of operation times in manual assembly, 2) Automatic process monitoring for efficient management, 3) Automation of cost-based decision support for production development and 4) organizational maturity for increased digitization.

Expected results and effects

Generally the project is expected to contribute to increased automation in management of production. Specific expected results are: 1) Pilot implementation of a new validation system for operating times for manual assembly, 2) Technical concepts and implementations for sensor based real-time tool and equipment monitoring, 3) cost-based decision support for priorities of different digital options and 4) self-assessment tools for digital organizational maturity. A special focus will also be to develop tools for increased digitization of the three participating SME companies.

Planned approach and implementation

The work in WP1-3 will mainly be conducted in case studies with the participating companies, whose orientations are governed by the motivation of companies to participate in the project. The work in WP4 will be developed through frequently recurring workshops, where challenges and outcomes of case studies will also be discussed and presented with the aim of sharing results during the course of work. A success factor, from previous similar projects, in creating an active project consortium, is regular meetings. This approach will therefore be used in this project as well.

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