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In Time delivery in non-hierarchical Manufacturing Networks of Machinery and Equipment Industry

Objective

Non-hierarchical production networks are a common environment of today’s manufacturing companies. Each company is facing multiple and dynamic relationships within several networks. This complex situation causes permanent delivery delays. Delayed supplies lead to wasteful turbulences in the entire network and to expensive compensations. For the European manufacturing industry the loss of efficiency is estimated to be 1 billion Euros per year. Besides the costs the missing delivery reliability leads to poor customer satisfaction and increased lead times. The key objective of inTime is to improve delivery reliability in each customer-supplier relationship balancing production in the overall network. In order to foster delivery reliability each supply has to be rewarded according to his delivery performance. Today only a minority of supplies is successfully secured by manual negotiated delivery penalties. Due to the high variation of supplies manual levelling of incentives is a time consuming process. Therefore a fair share of risk between customer and supplier is not transparent. inTime will reach transparency by developing a market based negotiation mechanism rewarding delivery reliability at minimum transaction costs. Key innovation of the project is to establish an electronic market for trading reliability incentives. Besides the development of the market mechanism, the integration into the entire order process requires several novelties which have to be developed simultaneously: - The negotiation mechanism supports a new kind of order prioritisation. To realise this potential new planning and sequencing algorithms are needed. - In order to gain transparency on the criticality of each supply, functions analysing the internal risk and related costs of the required parts have to be developed. - Enabler for inTime is an automated order data communication. To avoid redundant developments inTime will apply the existing communication platform myOpenFactory.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2008-SMALL-2
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 665 200
Administrative Contact
Günther Schuh (Prof.)

Participants (11)

DIN DEUTSCHES INSTITUT FUER NORMUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 159 355
Address
Burggrafenstrasse 6
10787 Berlin
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Siglinde Kaiser (Ms.)
ESTARTA RECTIFICADORA S.COOP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 107 560
Address
Pg Ind Sigma Xixilion Kalea 2 Pab 10
20870 Elgoibar
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Igor Lasuen Herrero (Mr.)
FIDIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 146 515
Address
Corso Lombardia 11
10099 San Mauro Torinese
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paola Gariglio (Ms.)
FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUER RATIONALISIERUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 452 240
Address
Campus Boulevard 55
52074 Aachen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Peter Bellmann
FUJITSU TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 315 527
Address
Mies Van Der Rohe Strasse 8
80807 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anette Wenske
IDEKO S COOP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 261 425
Address
Calle Arriaga 2
20870 Elgoibar
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ibon Serrano Lasa (Dr.)
Otto Junker GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 116 645
Address
Jägerhausstrasse 22
52152 Simmerath Lammersdorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Harald Reichel (Mr.)
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 340 730
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Clementina Saccenti (Ms.)
SAP SE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 527 730
Address
Dietmar Hopp Allee 16
69190 Walldorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sonia Lippe (Ms.)
UCIMU-SISTEMI PER PRODURRE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 34 380
Address
Viale Fulvio Testi 128
I-20092 Cinisello Balsamo
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Alfredo Mariotti (Dr.)
ASOCIACION ESPAÑOLA DE FABRICANTES DE MAQUINAS-HERRAMIENTA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 50 580
Address
Ps Mikeletegi 59
20009 San Sebastian
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Xabier Ortueta (Mr.)