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Open source enterprise resource planning and order management system for Eastern European tool and die making workshops

Objective

Tool and die making workshops provide critical support for industry by providing and designing customized mechanical components. It is estimated that within the EU these enterprises, especially the Eastern European, are mostly organized as SMEs. They do not have the financial and human resources for the implementation of complex ERP applications from the powerful software suppliers. Furthermore the functionalities of these standardized applications do not fulfil the specific requirements of the tool and die making industry.

The project Tool-East will provide a cost-efficient ERP application for tool and die making workshops on the basis of existing open source ERP applications. Within the project the open source application will be adapted and modified for the specific requirements of this branch. The new adapted and modified ERP application supports the efficient coordination of intra-enterprise order processing and strengthens competition and competitiveness of Eastern European SMEs. Primarily, orders management, work planning, resource allocation and CRM need to be optimised and linked together in a dynamic work environment. Moreover ERP applications are necessary for the electronic collaboration in dynamic business networks. To enable industrial cluster to e-collaboration the consisting process and data standards will be considered for the Tool-East project.

One main challenge of this project is to use open source technology for the development of an integrated business application for tool and die making enterprises with high performance regarding availability, safety and maintainability at the very onset. Strengthening the open source initiative in general and particularly in this field of business opens an enormous potential for SMEs. Since demands for business software from other branches with specific SME structures are predominantly comparable, results from this project can be transferred easily, so that a large impact can be assumed.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /social sciences/economics and business

Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUER RATIONALISIERUNG
Address
Pontdriesch 14/16
Aachen
Germany

Participants (14)

EMO-ORODJARNA PROIZVODNA DRUZBA D.O.O.
Slovenia
Address
Bezigrajska Cesta 10
Celje
HERTI LTD
Bulgaria
Address
Antim I Str. 38
9700 Shoumen
INSIEL - INFORMATICA PER IL SISTEMA DEGLI ENTI LOCALI S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via San Francesco D'assisi 43
Trieste
INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN
IT PARTNERS OOD
Bulgaria
Address
Sredets District, 49 Han Asparuh Str., Entr. A, Fl. 1, Ap \*
1000 Sofia
KUHN TECHNOLOGY EOOD
Bulgaria
Address
Vitosha Region, 2 Byal Nartsis Str.
1619 Sofia
MAYKING S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Beggiato 2-2C
36025 Noventa Vicentina
PROCESNA AUTOMATIZACIA A.S. KOSICE
Slovakia
Address
Strojarenska 1
040 01 Kosice
QUINTELLIGENCE, INTELIGENTNO UPRAVLJANJE Z ZNANJEM D.O.O.
Slovenia
Address
Jamova Cesta 39
1000 Ljubljana
RAZVOJNI CENTER ORODJARSTVA SLOVENIJE
Slovenia
Address
Kidriceva Ulica 25
Celje
UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
Address
Bibliothekstrasse 1
Bremen
VALJI, PROIZVODNJA VALJEV IN ULITKOV D.O.O., STORE
Slovenia
Address
Zelezarska Cesta 3
3220 Store
ZAVOD-CENTER SLOVENSKEGA ORODJARSKEGA GROZDA CELJE
Slovenia
Address
Kidriceva Ulica 25
3000 Celje
ZMM METALIK AD
Bulgaria
Address
Sinitevska Str. 4
4400 Pazardjik