semantic interoperability, technical interoperability, organisational interoperability
Effective end-to-end management of
dynamic manufacturing networks is consistently touted as a top
priority for manufacturing enterprises that need to strive to
improve their efficiency, adaptability and sustainability of their
production systems. Moreover, it is a crucial prerequisite for the
emerging powerful new model of production based on community,
collaboration, and self-organisation and openness rather than on
hierarchy and centralised control.
IMAGINE addresses the need of
modern manufacturing enterprises for a novel end-to-end management
of dynamic manufacturing networks by developing a multi-party
collaboration platform for innovative, responsive manufacturing
that encompasses globally distributed partners, suppliers &
production facilities (SMEs and/or OEMs) that jointly conduct
multi-party manufacturing. The project will implement a novel
comprehensive methodology for the management of dynamic
manufacturing networks that provides consolidated and coordinated
view of information from various manufacturing sources and systems
and enables service-enhanced product and production lifecycle and
responsive manufacturing processes throughout the value chain.
Living Labs in major industrial sectors will drive the
implementation, testing, evaluation and dissemination of the
IMAGINE methodology and supporting ICT platform.
The IMAGINE manufacturing model is
an innovative plug and produce approach that implements an
end-to-end manufacturing interoperability solution. The IMAGINE
solution is market-oriented with focus on value chain streamlining
and support for emerging manufacturing business models.