The objective of PICK is to develop two innovative methods and tools for effective management of corporate knowledge needed to support main process improvement (PI) steps, specifically for manufacturing processes. The methods and tools will be tested within the industrial environments of three large automotive and aerospace companies under real conditions. PICK will solve several fundamental technical problems, the most challenging being the one related to the development of an innovative system for unique knowledge management which can be used for different PI related tasks, both in planning and execution phase. PICK will also contribute to standardisation of interfaces needed for capturing knowledge from different systems.
The technological objective is to develop two innovative methods and tools for the effective management of corporate knowledge needed to support the main process improvement (PI) steps, specifically for manufacturing processes. The business objectives are to achieve direct benefits for the end-users based on the application of PICK methods and tools in terms of: reduction of effort/costs for PI tasks, planning/execution of changes in processes (especially in run-up phases of the re-designed process), reduction of risks when changes in processes/products are done, e.g. reduction of potential wastes and re-work, down times of machines and workers etc. The application of PICK results will improve the possibilities to involve all employees in PI tasks, to easier transfer/share knowledge between manufacturing areas/lines, or between different plants.
This Project will design, develop, pilot, evaluate an innovative Internet-based E-Commerce platform (E-NTRY) enabling more open, transparent, fair and, at the same time, more efficient and more cost-effective industrial procurement practices. The software system will support in a comprehensive and integrated way the entire range of activities, both within individual organisations and across the entire procurement chain involved in the 3 key processes of: Tendering, Bidding and Contract Negotiation. It is a specific objective of E-NTRY to create a generic tool, meeting the requirements of a wide range of Industry sectors: pilot Users are a tendering and a bidding company from the Telecommunication Industry, but requirements and solutions will be generalised by E-NTRY IT partners to other sectors, and most notably to the Maritime Industry, Civil Construction and Public Administration. The project will exploit advanced technologies, and most notably XML, Java, workflow inter-operability and CORBA technologies.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
TW11 8LZ Teddington - Middlesex
15124 Maroussi - Athina
19002 Peania - Attiki
21027 Ispra (Va)
SR2 7EE Sunderland