InImpact: The Journal of Innovation Impact

Publisher Future Technology Press
Vol. 7 No. 2 KES Transactions on SDM I - Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2014
Volume Editors KES International
Journal ISSN 2051-6002
Article TitleEngineering Intelligence Ecosystem Concept
Primary AuthorMinna Lanz, Tampere University of Technology (Finland)
Other Author(s) Ossi Nykänen; Jussi Aaltonen; Pekka Ranta; Kari Koskinen
Pages 476 - 487
Article ID sdm14-121
Publication Date 01-May-16
AbstractCurrent engineering and production management methodologies and tools have been created for the old markets where the mass-customization was a norm. The IT-tools for these solutions offer separate proprietary services and interfaces, and itÕs the users' task to figure out and keep track of the critical processes. This paralyses healthy ecosystem growth, emergence of new start-ups, development and neglects the needs of agile and innovative SMEs. Contemporary tools and services, such as cloud-computing, emphasize on technology in favor of actual industry specific business needs. As a consequence ICT-centric solutions tend to help only in communication, but transfer existing (tedious) work practices in the new media. The current solutions are largely developed from the legacy-ICT perspectives, not from the modern industrial, social, and engineering business processes. The solution to these shortcomings is coordinated collaborative work utilizing semantic interfaces, combining the actual substance of the processes and intelligent tools while ensuring that the specific user will receive comprehensive information right time and right manner. This paper will introduce a new concept Engineering Intelligence Ecosystem to overcome these challenges.
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