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Manutelligence Report Summary

Project ID: 636951
Funded under: H2020-EU.

Periodic Reporting for period 1 - Manutelligence (Product Service Design and Manufacturing Intelligence Engineering Platform)

Reporting period: 2015-02-01 to 2016-07-31

Summary of the context and overall objectives of the project

The Product-Service is more and more a source a new business, providing to the end users the experience they need instead of a pure product, efficiently addressing customer needs. Then a new approach to design and manufacturing a Product-Service is needed.
The main scope of the Manutelligence project is to develop a software platform to support this emerging trend, allowing enterprises to develop sustainable innovative product-services. This platform will enable designers and manufacturers to have a holistic view on product-service lifecycle.
The Manutelligence platform will be composed by existing and new software components, which integration will provide a new tool for the industry digitalization support, leveraging on product virtualization, IoT and sustanaibility solutions.
The industrial use cases selected for the project are the current targets to develop and validate the platform.
As in the case of Lindbäcks, one of the industrial partner of the consortium, the use-case concept bases on the collection and analysis of real life data. The information will be used to improve the quality of the houses, to extend the life time by faster reaction of technical problems in the house and to reduce the energy (resources) consumption by influencing the end users (buyers or lodgers).

Work performed from the beginning of the project to the end of the period covered by the report and main results achieved so far

The project activities done in the first half of the project timeframe are the following

WP1 - Engineering and business requirements for holistic P-S development processes in the targeted application sectors
Task 1.1 - Elicitation (Lead: POLIMI; Partners: DAS, FERRARI, MEYER, FAB, SUPSI, HLX, VTT, LIND, DAPP, BAL) - M1-M6
This task was led by POLIMI and it resulted into a deliverable: D1.1 Elicitation of Engineering and Business Requirements at M6. All the WP partners were involved in this task. The elicitation methodology was developed by POLIMI and discussed in the specific WP meeting in March 2015 between the research partners (VTT, SUPSI). The 4 end user cases (FERRARI, MEYER, FCIM, and LIND) acted as the main sources for requirements.
Task 1.2 - Structuration (Lead: VTT; Partners: POLIMI, SUPSI) - M4-M9
This task was led by VTT and it resulted into a deliverable D1.4 Structuration and organization of requirements at M9. The structuration included defining requirement categories and aggregating the about 200 requirements into a smaller number (20) in this category. The structuration methodology was developed by task leader VTT; as well as the first organization and aggregation approach.
Task 1.3 - Analysis and refinement (Lead: SUPSI; Partners: POLIMI, HLX, VTT) - M7-M12
This task was led by SUPSI and it resulted into a deliverable D1.2 Refinement and analysis of requirements at M10. The analysis included analysis of requirement trade-offs and prioritization. SUPSI developed the trade-off analysis and prioritization methodology.
Task 1.4 - Requirements Validation (Lead: VTT; Partners: DAS, FERRARI, MEYER, FAB, POLIMI, SUPSI, HLX, LIND, DAPP, BAL) - M7-M12
This task was led by VTT and it resulted into a deliverable D1.3 Requirement validation. The validation methodology, including both individual walk-through by VTT researchers and validation workshop with end users and other partners was developed by VTT. VTT facilitated the validation workshop and all the end users and supporting partners participated in it. VTT consolidated the results from the workshop and proposed some changes and additions to the list of aggregated requirements.
WP2 - Simulation and optimisation of PLM and SLM interaction
Task 2.1 - Combined Lifecycle Model for Collaborative Product-Service Engineering (Lead: BIBA; Partners: POLIMI, SUPSI) - M1-M6
This task was led by BIBA with key contributions by POLIMI. SUPSI and BAL (as well as VTT and other partners) contributed to the preliminary glossary provided as an annex.
Task 2.2 - Concept for a Combined PLM/SLM Product-Service Lifecycle Management (Lead: POLIMI; Partners: SUPSI, BIBA, HLX) - M7-M30
This task is led by POLIMI with key contributions from BIBA, SUPSI and HLX. So far, the work concerns: exploration of the practical adequacy of the LML and guiding concepts. POLIMI applied the approach for the FERRARI case while BIBA explored it for the FCIM case (3D printers): exploration of the required data, information and knowledge types based on the description of use cases from WP6: modelling of some parts of the use cases: starting with the LIND and FCIM cases.
Task 2.3 - Simulation and Optimization of Combined Product-Service Lifecycle Management (Lead: POLIMI; Partners: BIBA, HLX, BAL) – M13-M30
This task concerns the extension of BAL LCPA tool (Lifecycle Cost Assessment). The tool should be able to compare traditional, product-centric scenarios with Product-Service scenarios (e.g. extended by Internet of Things devices and service approaches). So far, the extension is in its concept phase, i.e. an assessment scenario is selected and described.
Task 2.4 - Refinement of results of the optimisation and analysis of the P-S engineering processes (Lead: BIBA; Partners: POLIMI, SUPSI, HLX, LIND) - M24-M33
This task is not yet started;
WP3 - Collaborative and cross-disciplinary procedures and tools to design and develop Smart Innovative Product-Service
Task 3.1 - Semantic facilitator for bridging P

Progress beyond the state of the art and expected potential impact (including the socio-economic impact and the wider societal implications of the project so far)

The Manutelligence project stems from the awareness of the transformation of behaviors and needs of people, with a change of pace compared to the past. From here the need to proceed to a product-service design, which then exceeds the concept of the supply of a product to the market but rather that it addresses to propose a new experience and responsive to the needs of the person. The design driven by IoT informations, with a 3D virtual representation and manufacturign simulation, has the potential to provide to the end users product-services freeing the end users from management tasks, making available the most precious thing, that is the time. On the business side, it is foreseen a potential for new activities, as consulting for platform support as well as platform services for SME. Last but not least, the capability to evaluate environment impacts and life cycle costing can have a positive social effect, especially for the future generations.
In particular
1. Fast production and delivery of personalized P-S
An integrated platform is being developed, initial deployment done, with the 3D virtual representation and manufacturing simulation available, IoT data used (integration to be developed in the second part of the project), sustainability calculation integrated for the FabLab case
2. Decreasing lead time in P-S process development
The platform will be validated with the industrial use case, currently end users data for Ferrari and Lindbacks are available for the PS process development, demonstrating the effectiveness of the improvement for the lead time reduction while working with the end users (then services) data
3. Set-up and ramp-up time reduction for new processes and plant designs (30%)
Simulation processes are being used to analyze and validate the virtual 3D representations based on the field data captured with the IoT devices developed for the Ferrari, Lindbacks and FabLab
4. P-S Business Strategy for aligning and managing all processes
Sustainibility solution is being tested for the FabLab case allowing an evalution of the most environment compliant materials and manufacturing processes, to reduce the impact. Life cyucle costing module will enable the evaluation of the overall cost.

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