To create a framework for consumer goods design, production and distribution in sustainable networks
Core values driving IMS initiative
- HEALTH, SAFETY AND SUSTAINABILITY OF PRODUCTS: to ensure wellbeing and health to consumers
- PERSONALIZATION AND CUSTOMIZATION OF PRODUCTS: to satisfy consumers specific expectations and needs
- FLEXIBLE PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGIES: for high quality personalised consumers products manufacturing
- INTEGRATION ALONG THE SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAIN: to ensure coordination along networks and to manage and monitor supply chain according to also environmental respect
The task will be based on the collaboration of European partners with Human Solution, Inc. (USA), a company with large experience in USA market for what concerns basic and applied technologies of human modelling, CAD technologies, ergonomics and industrial science, 3D image processing. In particular it will be possible to integrate their competences and developments in the project for the Development of 3D Scans of obese people in the US and the Integration of the Scans into partner’s process chain for designing clothing.
International reference models for collaborative consumer-driven supply networks
The task will be based on established collaboration of some European partners with ITESM a.k.aTecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico). Thanks to past collaborative experience with European scientific world through projects like ECOLEAD and COIN, the Institute can contribute in the domains of supply chain management, extended enterprises and dynamic virtual enterprises domains, especially in new manufacturing operational models (e.g. build-to-order supply chains). They can provide useful support for implementation of Reference model for Supply Chain Network as well as for the definition of Supply Chain Services according to their previous experience also in other sectors to transfer concepts useful for TCFI.
This task will further extend demonstration activities outside Europe thanks to IMS network. In particular some possible international demonstration will be especially based on existing distribution network of industrial companies in the European project since some partners have shops in Korea and in USA where it could be possible to test cooperative management of product delivery through joint visibility and replenishment of products throughout the supply chain. It will be possible to test with other Korean partners like DGen and Korean i-fashion some of the practices on collaborative design and supply chain management.
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