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Intelligent Logistics for Innovative Product Technologies

Objective

It is apparent that the current business model in the automotive industry, of the mass-production of identical products, is flawed and becoming dysfunctional. The industry suffers from global over-capacity and rising stock levels in the market and exhibits inherently low profitability. The automotive industry is a major contributor to prosperity throughout the Member States, reinforcing the imperative for research and validation of an alternative and innovative approach, in order to secure its benefits for the next generation.

ILIPT will address the conceptual and practical aspects of the delivery to the customer of a bespoke product only several days after placing the order, the automotive industry's exciting and radical new business model. The remaining work, on realising the opportunities for new materials and processes, and on validating designs with hardware, can then be proposed and undertaken with confidence.

The project represents a radical leap for the European automotive industry from the "stock push" and "mass production" thinking of the last century to a stockless "build-to-order" (BTO) production strategy. This will require re-invention of the complete automotive value stream from material producers to end consumers of cars, through a cost optimised system delivering what the customer really wants without delay.Within the full framework of the "EU 5-Day Car Initiative", the Integrated Project "Intelligent Logistics for Innovative Product Technologies" focuses on the following.

First, the product configuration for build-to-order supply chains addressing new product technologies with the tools and management methods. Second, new concepts in delivering flexible production networks addressing collaboration across complete value streams and interoperability of these processes. Finally, novel methods and tools to assess and validate this radical business model for the European automotive industry.

Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

THYSSENKRUPP AUTOMOTIVE AG
Address
Alleestrasse 165
101411 Bochum
Germany

Participants (29)

4flow AG
Germany
Address
Hallerstrasse 1
Berlin
ASSOCIATION EUROPEENNE DES FOURNISSEURS AUTOMOBILES
Belgium
Address
Boulevard Brand Whitlock 87/1
Brussel
BMW MOTOREN GMBH
Austria
Address
Hinterbergerstrasse 2
Steyr
CERAMICX IRELAND LIMITED
Ireland
Address
Gortnagrough
Ballydehob, Co. Cork
DAIMLERCHRYSLER AG
Germany
Address
Epplestrasse 225
Stuttgart
DANA SPICER EUROPE LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Newsome Vaughan Greyfriars House Greyfriars Lane
Coventry West Midlands
DE-BONDING LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Augres House, Top Floor Suite, 16 Dumaresq Street
St Helier
E-BUSINESS- UND PROZESS- CONSULTING (EBP CONSULT) GMBH
Germany
Address
Curiestrasse 2
Stuttgart.
EFTEC AG
Switzerland
Address
Hofstrasse 31
Romanshorn
FACHHOCHSCHULE NORDOSTNIEDERSACHSEN
Germany
Address
Volgershall 1
Lueneburg
FERROSTAAL INDUSTRIE- UND SYSTEM-LOGISTIK GMBH
Germany
Address
Hohenzollernstrasse 24
Essen
FEV MOTORENTECHNIK GMBH
Germany
Address
Neuenhofstrasse 181
Aachen
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
Muenchen
FREEGLASS GmbH & CO. KG.
Germany
Address
Hainbuchenweg 4
Schwaikheim
HELLA AUTOTECHNIK , S.R.O.
Czechia
Address
Druzstevni 338/16
Mohelnice
LEAR AUTOMOTIVE (EEDS) SPAIN S.L.
Spain
Address
Carrer Fusters, 54
23 Valls - Tarragona
PLASTIC OMNIUM AUTOMOTIVE LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Halesfield 7
Telford, Shropshire
PLATOS PLANUNG TECHNISCHER ORGANISATORISCHER SYSTEME GMBH.
Germany
Address
Kaiserstrasse 100
Herzogenrath
PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDADE CATOLICA DO RIO DE JANEIRO
Brazil
Address
Rua Marques De Sao Vincente, 225
Rio De Janeiro
SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE SA
France
Address
Les Miroirs, 18 Avenue D'alsace
Paris La Defense
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
Address
Wittelsbacherplatz 2
Muenchen
SIEMENS VDO AUTOMOTIVE AG
Germany
Address
Wittelsbacherplatz 2
Muenchen
ST. Petersburg Insitute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Science
Russia
Address
14Th Line, 39
St.petersburg
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
Address
Mommsenstrasse 13
Dresden
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Address
The Old Schools, Trinity Lane
Cambridge
TRW Automotive GMBH
Germany
Address
Industriestrasse 20
1111 Alfdorf
UNIVERSITY OF BATH
United Kingdom
Address
Claverton Down
Bath
UNIVERSITY OF PATRAS
Greece
Address
Rion Patras
Patras
VDI/VDE INNOVATION + TECHNIK GMBH
Germany
Address
Rheinstrasse 10 B
Teltow