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Integrated Simulation for Economic and Technical Evaluation of CIM Implementation and Management for SMEs

Objective

The objective of this project is to develop a methodology and associated tools for the economic and technical evaluation of various CIM solution options. The tool will be applicable in a wide range of SME manufacturing sectors.

The development of two primary dynamic and interacting simulation modes is foreseen. The dynamic manufacturing model will simulate the internal performance of the enterprise. It includes the information flows and hierarchical structure of the company as well as the material flow analysis. The dynamic business model will provide the link between the internal and external activities of an enterprise. The effect of critical external events, such as the loss of market sectors, on internal activities will be evaluated in the model. In addition, the development of a solution generation support tool will be undertaken to assist in the generation of CIM solution options for study in the two main models. It incorporates permanent monitoring of the installed CIM system to allow refinement of CIM strategies and proper targeting of further CIM investment.

The main deliverables of the project will be:

- a functional specification
- a software package in prototype version
- a CIMSIM demonstrator at one of the partners' manufacturing sites.

Coordinator

CAP GEMINI SESA BELGIUM
Address
Bessenveldstraat, 19
1831 Diegem
Belgium

Participants (8)

ABC SYSTEMS & SOFTWARE
Greece
Address
Syngrou Avenue, 44
11742 Athenes
Advanced Manufacturing Technology Research Institute (AMTRI)
United Kingdom
Address
Hulley Road
SK10 2NE Macclesfield
CERN
Switzerland
Address
Route De Meyrin, 23
1211 Geneve
CRIF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Belgium
Address
Celestijnenlaan, 300C
3001 Heverlee
DANSK TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUT
Denmark
Address
Gregersensvej, 141
2630 Taastrup
FORDESI - FORMACAO SERVICO & INVESTIGACAO
Portugal
Address
Avenida Almirante Reis, 219-3
1000 Lisboa
Institut für Software Engineering und Organisation München
Germany
Address
Linprunstraße 49
80335 München
Universität Bremen
Germany
Address
Klagenfurter Straße Betriebshof
28359 Bremen