Research Projects

NEXT-NET: Next Generation Technologies for Networked Europe

Next-Net project creates a cross-sectoral and cross-technology initiative at European level. The aim is to coordinate future research in production and logistic to propose research and innovation priorities for the future of supply chains.

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SOFiA - Smart Objects and Smart Finance Approaches

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The goal of this project is the improvement of process handling in complex production and logsitics networks with the integration of Smart Objects and digital B2B Smart Finance Approaches.

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SMART FACE – Smart Micro Factory for Electric Vehicles

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The challenge of the Smart Face project is to link approaches of CPS with existing technologies and production structures in order to create new and innovative solutions for lean production in small batch productions.

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SCD − Supply Chain Design

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Within the framework of the EffizienzCluster LogistikRuhr, in this project selected default elements for logistics assistance systems for design tasks in value adding networks are developed.

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SCP – Supply Chain Planning

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Within the framework of the EffizienzCluster LogistikRuhr, in this project new methods and tools in the form of solution modules ("Plug & Plan-Suite") are developed, which can be customized to the logistical assistance systems for supply chain planning.

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SCE – Supply Chain Execution

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Within the framework of the EffizienzCluster LogistikRuhr, in this project an overlapping business logistic solution for the regulation of order processing and material flow with the support of mobile devices is developed.

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E²Log – Energy Efficiency in Production and Logistics

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This project addresses how the logistic network and production environment can be synchronized in a better way to reach a holistic improvement of the energy efficiency.

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InKoRISK – Collaborative Risk Management in the Automotive Industry

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This project pursues the approach to add an overlapping risk management to the order scheduling and transport planning in automotive logistics networks in order to enable a logistic-oriented risk assessment.

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RAN - RFID-Based Automotive Network

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An efficient production and a low-cost and inventory-optimized logistics should be realized through an intelligent overlapping business material flow control. The goal of the project is to control processes of the automobile industry in a transparent and optimized way.

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