Scope and objective

The complexity of production and logistics systems is often caused by frequent changes and dependencies among the many interacting systems. As a consequence and despite the systematic work for increasing process stability, manufacturing industry face deviations from production plan and the “normal situation” which is the set standard within lean. This project will support the management of deviation handling and the re-scheduling of tasks by implementing automation solutions of relevant information flows and processes.

ASPIRE (Automation solutions for production deviation management) will develop a model framework that identifies and describes the needs for support, information and automation. This is based on case studies carried out within industrial partner companies and a methodology that guides companies to specify such need, to be used for subsequent investments to employ such technological solutions to better manage frequent production re-scheduling, deriving as a consequence of occurring deviations. The intention is to enhance the state-of-art and provide important solutions and experiences for increased digitalization and automation in industry. A crucial part of the project is the dissemination of solutions to Swedish industry, especially SMEs

Funding program

Vinnova Produktion2030

Project partners

Swerea IVF (Project Coordinator)

Chalmers Tekniska Högskola

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Brogren Industries AB

Federal-Mogul Göteborg

Volvo Penta AB

Tyri Sweden, AB

Marcus Komponenter AB


20/04/2018 – 31/10/2020


Total: 5,4 MSEK




Belongs to: Sustainable Production Development
Last changed: Mar 19, 2019