SMART PM - Sustainable Manufacturing by Automated Real-Time Performance Management

Every manufacturing company measure and control production performance with a system of KPIs. The aim of the SMART-PM project is to investigate and demonstrate new ways of collecting data, transforming data to information and introducing new decision tools based on valid information and economic models of the production systems. The project will be focused on four research problems; two input data problems without satisfactory present solutions and where the goal is to utilize and integrate existing and emerging technologies into new system solutions, and two more overarching challenges concerning integration and organisational readiness: (WP1) the collection of valid operation times for manual assembly and materials handling, (WP2) automated cutting tool condition monitoring for optimal equipment utilization, (WP3) the integration of information into decision support models based on production performance and cost and (WP4) prepare the organization for the digital shift towards more automated and real-time performance management. In the SMART PM project, we aim to increase resource efficiency for both machines and people by increasing automation and digitization in the company’s KPI system. The goal is to increase cost and resource efficiency in production by smarter utilization of existing resources, and for the use of measurement systems by automation of parts of the systems.


Partner organizations

  • RISE Research Institutes of Sweden (Research Institute, Sweden)
  • Lund University (Academic, Sweden)
  • Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) (Academic, Sweden)
Start date 20/04/2018
End date The project is closed: 20/12/2020

Page manager Published: Fri 04 Oct 2019.