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 TitleEco Process Engineering System for highly customized industrial products, processes and services
Primary AuthorSebastian Scholze, ATB-Bremen
Other Author(s) Cristina Grama; Oliver Kotte
Pages 863 - 874
Article ID sdm14-103
Publication Date 01-May-16
AbstractThe paper presents a new approach for evaluating the performance of engineered products based on the whole life-cycle, so that product engineering teams can exploit this information to adapt the design, operation, maintenance and disposal strategies of products and processes. By providing novel ICT solutions, which improve the performance of highly customized industrial products, processes and services (PPS) during their life, in cases, in which no standard, off-the-shelf solutions can be applied, continuously optimization can be achieved. Processes and services for products as well as maintenance require ICT solutions able to capture and process information from various actors and different operational phases with the objective of enhancing efficiency and improving sustainability performance, taking into account contextual information of the connected systems and operators. The approach along with the newly developed ICT-tools are assessed in the decision-making processes in three companies from different sectors (wind farm maintenance, cable production and aeronautics), which represent typical examples of companies in need for such highly reconfigurable services to continuously optimize product performance and service delivery.
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