Virtual tools for service, maintenance and product take-back flows (VITS)

Reference number
Coordinator CHALMERS TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLA AKTIEBOLAG - Institutionen för produkt- och produktionsutveckling
Funding from Vinnova SEK 500 000
Project duration January 2014 - September 2014
Status Completed
Venture FFI - Sustainable Production
End-of-project report 2013-04713sv.pdf(pdf, 752 kB) (In Swedish)

Purpose and goal

The industrial state of practice has been clarified. The companies are using several internal systems and a few towards other actors like mechanics. The availability of information e.g. instructions for service is regulated in Euro 6 and cannot be limited however a fee can be charged for access. Possibilities and weaknesses have been identified in the business model.

Results and expected effects

The comparison between state of the art of academia and industry has shown that there are potential improvements. There is a possibility to simplify the information gathering for the mechanics, which can be achieved through improvements of the information system and how information is displayed.

Approach and implementation

Workshops and interviews have been conducted at the participating companies to investigate the currently used systems and future possibilities. To find the academic state of the art an extensive literature review was conducted.

The project description has been provided by the project members themselves and the text has not been looked at by our editors.

Last updated 25 November 2019

Reference number 2013-04713

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