Shaping the future of the digital industry – Productive4.0 workshop in Bilbao

During the last week of November, partners of Productive4.0 project met in Bilbao to present the current achievements and to work on future challenges in digitalizing the European industry.

The aim of Productive4.0 is to create a user platform across value chains and industries, thus promoting the digital networking of manufacturing companies, production machines and products. The project addresses the current trend of automation and data-driven manufacturing in Industry 4.0, commonly referred to as the fourth industrial revolution.

DAC, as a member of Productive4.0 consortium, works on solutions​​ to​ ​increase​ ​the transparency of​​ the supply​​ chain​ and​​ improve visibilityof transported products and components. DAC  develops a decentralized data exchange environment enabling information flow in product lifecycle and supply chain management systems thanks to distributed data space architecture.

A real-life example of this approach is Digital Product Footprint, implemented jointly with Thales Netherlands, that integrates distributed PLM systems, operated by different parties in a multi-stakeholder ecosystem, to furnish visibility of product and component dependencies across the value chain. By encompassing all data items relevant for managing all aspects of a product, DPF supports bidding process, product configuration, and change management.

About Productive4.0

109 partners from 19 countries work together to examine methods, concepts and technologies for service-oriented architecture and electronic components for the Industrial Internet of Things. The platform can be used in the three interlocked process pillars for managing the supply chains, the product lifecycle and digital production. For more details visit the official Productive 4.0 website.

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