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Enterprise Modelling and Performance Optimisation

Objective

The primary objective of this consortium is to develop and implement an Enterprise Modelling and Performance Optimisation (EMPO) tool. EMPO will integrate Enterprise Modelling and Enterprise Optimisation so that the decision maker can rapidly identify the risk/reward position of any choice he has to make vis-a-vis a suite of defined key performance indicators.

In this proposal the focus is on Engineer to Order (ETO) and Make to Order (MTO) firms. The complexity of the product life cycle in these industries has been continuously increasing. An integrated Enterprise Modelling and Performance Optimisation tool, such as EMPO, is an enabling technology for both increasing the speed and the flexibility of these manufacturing enterprises, and thus their competitiveness. EMPO will enable practitioners to efficiently create an Enterprise Model and automatically transform this model into an Enterprise Optimiser that will generate near optimal solutions to their required set of performance metrics.

While there are a range of commercial ICT technologies currently available that make a similar claim, in practice these solutions tend to model only small portions of the entire product life cycle. Manufacturing firms have an immediate requirement for Enterprise Modelling and Performance Optimisation that will enable them to deploy their limited resources for maximum economic yield for the entire life cycle of the products it places on the market.

EMPO will be based upon an existing Open Source ERP (ERP5) application. EMPO will comprise of:An Open Source Enterprise Modeller which will enable the practitioner to succinctly describe the Enterprise. An Automatic Enterprise Optimiser Software Generator and a Web Service for model execution will be developed to generate near Optimal solutions to the user specified set of performance metrics. An Enterprise Performance Manager will enable the practitioner to Specify, Evaluate, Diagnose and Improve Performance outcomes.

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-SME-1
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK
Address
National Technology Park
Limerick
Ireland

Participants (13)

A. MARSHALL AND SONS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
17-19 Thames Road
Barking
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Address
Frederic Bajers Vej 5
Aalborg
BURNSIDE EUROCYL LTD
Ireland
Address
O'brien Road
Carlow
DHW TRAEINDUSTRI A/S (DOLLE A/S)
Denmark
Address
Vestergade 47
Frostrup
FIRA INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Chiltern House, Stocking Lane, Hughenden Valley
High Wycombe
MANOPT SYSTEMS LTD
Ireland
Address
Mg Hayes & Co., Annacotty Business Park, Annacotty
Limerick
MILL HOUSE MANUFACTURING DESIGN LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Roughton Road Kirkby On Bain
Woodhall Spa
MORSO JERNSTOBERI AS
Denmark
Address
Furvej 6
Nykobing Mors
NEXEDI SARL
France
Address
943 Avenue De La Republique
Marcq En Baroeul
TIPPO INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
Ireland
Address
Kilkeary, Nenagh
Co. Tipperary
UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN
Germany
Address
Universitätsstraße 2
Essen
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
Address
College Road
Cork
UNIVERZITA KARLOVA V PRAZE
Czechia
Address
Ovocný Trh 5
Praha 1