ADaptive Virtual ENterprise ManufacTURing Environment

Virtual factories are a well-established concept although existing solutions have limitations: • Scoped at the business level • Provide an isolated view on certain virtual factory aspects • Restricted to simple tasks • Simple extensions to classic Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Supply Chain Management (SCM) systems • Limited integration from other information sources • Lack of distinction between internal and cross-company processes • Limited interoperability of systems/data across factories There are limited tools and technologies which provide reliable end-to-end cross partner interoperability of ICT systems in the manufacturing domain and to easily fuse dispersed assets such as processes, information, status and other resources. In order to cope with the demand for flexibility and fast-paced business innovation, there is a need for an integrated, yet framework, environment which is able to establish, manage, monitor, and adapt virtual factories. This needs to be based on the requirements of the manufacturing processes at a deep technical level to provide easy, flexible interoperability with minimal user skills especially to support SMEs. ADVENTURE will deliver this platform and the accompanying tools by providing a holistic environment for plug-and-play virtual factories based on cross-organisational manufacturing processes.
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Start date: 01-09-2011
End date: 31-08-2014
Total budget - Public funding: 3 623 613,00 Euro - 2 807 000,00 Euro
Call topic: Virtual Factories and enterprises (FoF.ICT.2011.7.3)