Andrea Bettoni

Andrea Bettoni
University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland · Institute of Systems and Technologies for Sustainable Production

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In the context of the Industry 4.0 approach, applications and solutions supporting monitoring, simulation, optimisation and decision-making in production systems are exponentially growing. These solutions are commonly built on digital twins, i.e., comprehensive, structured and effective digital representations of the production system and its entit...
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Today, there are many examples in the literature where digital copies of machines, devices, products or entire production systems are used to improve performance, make predictions and take decisions. However, humans have been so far excluded from these digital representations, even though their influence on process quality, performance and continuo...
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The need to comply with shorter product life-cycles, diversified market demands and increased global competitiveness is leading to a dramatic increase in production systems requirements in terms of flexibility and responsiveness. Industry 4.0 and its push for digitalisation are becoming a pervasive reality impacting almost each phase of the company...
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In the first months of the KITT4SME project, SUPSI, WUT and Ginkgo Analytics collaborate to realise the KITT4SME report 2021. This report includes: - a sum-up of a methodology to assess AI readiness and maturity level in SMEs; - the results obtained through a survey investigating AI adoption that involved 36 European manufacturing companies; - a se...
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Over the last years, the flourishing of the B2B platforms led to the diffusion of business models inspired by the sharing economy. Manufacturing as a service (MaaS) is a paradigm that is often cited in this context, even though literature on the topic is still scarce as well as empirical evidence. This paper contributes to this field discussing the...
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Today literature proposes several models to assess the level of digitisation of a company. However, digitisation includes innumerable elements and aspects that require either models that are too complex to be easily applied by Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) or too high-level to provide significant hints for improvement. This paper proposes a m...
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Today literature proposes several models to assess the level of digitisation of a company. However, digitisation includes innumerable elements and aspects that require either models that are too complex to be easily applied by Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) or too high-level to provide significant hints for improvement. This paper proposes a m...
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Over the last years, the flourishing of the B2B platforms led to the diffusion of business models inspired by the sharing economy. Manufacturing as a service (MaaS) is a paradigm that is often cited in this context, even though literature on the topic is still scarce as well as empirical evidence. This paper contributes to this field discussing the...
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Multiple and diverse factory digital twins have been proposed in the literature. However, despite the recognized growing importance of workers in smart and autonomous industrial settings, such models still lack or oversimplify human representation. Human digital twins must include human monitoring and behavioural data and models based on psychophys...
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This paper proposes an adaptive human-machine collaboration paradigm based on machine learning. Human-machine collaboration requires more than letting humans and machines interact according to fixed rules. A decision-maker is needed to assess production status and to activate adaptations that improve productivity and workers’ well-being. The propos...
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This paper presents an industrial case of applying co-creation principles for the design of smart industry 4.0 solution within the context of three distinct end-user organizations ranging from aeronautics, robot and furniture manufacturing. The purpose was to develop a digital solution that monitors the operators and their environment to recognise...
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The highly disruptive transformation that digital platforms are imposing on entire sectors of the economy, along with the broad digitalization of industrial business processes, is having an impact on supply chains around the world. To take advantage of this new aggregated market paradigm new business models with a heavy focus on servitization are c...
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The digitalization of industrial processes together with the broad integration of IoT infrastructures across production systems, are drastically impacting manufacturing value chains and the business models built on the top of them. Starting from the idea of dematerializing production resources and of embracing servitization, this paper describes th...
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The integration of IoT infrastructures across production systems, together with the extensive digitalisation of industrial processes, are drastically impacting manufacturing value chains and the business models built on the top of them. By exploiting these capabilities companies are evolving the nature of their businesses shifting value proposition...
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The come to power of the sharing economy paradigm has incentivized the adoption of service-based business models largely relying on digital platforms providing the infrastructure and the ecosystems to sustain market uptake. The manufacturing domain isn’t exempted from this trend, witnessing the growing launch of digital platforms with the aim of sh...
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Emerging factory digitization, along with the increased automation levels it promotes, represents a unique opportunity that manufacturing enterprises must seize. By distributing once centralized decision-making through an ecosystem of smart factory objects, enterprises will be able to increase their productivity, responsiveness and quality levels....
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Despite increasing automation levels and digital solutions, production systems still very much rely on the inescapable contribution of the human factor. The changing relationship between man, the technological system and the organization framework together with the increased complexity result in high risks for workers’ safety and their psychophysic...
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This work illustrates the results obtained integrating the most recent laser scanner within machine tools for precision machining. The main aspects addressed include an in-depth analysis of currently available devices and their test on a specially adapted measuring machine, the use of the same axis that move the tool to achieve the scan and the use...
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The traditional manufacturing concept puts tasks at the center of the production system and the workers’ role is rather passive. However, the workplaces of the future will be worker-centric instead of task-centric, and the role of the workers is expected to increase, leading to an optimization of the production performance. In this manner, it is of...
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A methodology for the inclusion of sustainability assessment in the design of supply chains is introduced, with the aim of taking into account a sustainability perspective in logistics and industrial allocation choices. The presented approach is based on the initial collection and organization of data related to all stages of the product life cycle...
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Nowadays social phenomena like ageing, the increase of obese people and diabetic people and the major sensitivity towards disabled introduce new social requirements for advanced products such as customized work and sport wear. This opens up opportunities for offering bundles of products and services that, relying on embedded sensors, allow the user...
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The new point of view in which factory and workers are seen is the person at the centre of the production system, so employees should be involved in job design and task balancing processes. The advantages coming by this paradigm shift, from the task-centric organization to the worker-centric factory is doubtless the high correlation among job and w...
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The human dimension is growing in importance in the cul- tural and scientific debate surrounding the arising of workplace and fac- tory of the future visions. Having people at the centre of the factory is already recognized as a main enabler for making the most out of their skills and capacities while at the same time achieving an environment that...
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The book is the result of years of research on Mass Customization and Sustainability and proposes a set of tools to quantify the impact of the choices made for manufacture consumer products, and as a result limit the effects on the environment, economy and society. To adapt to global competitive pressures, manufacturers must develop methods and ena...
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The term “mass customization,” abridged with MC, was anticipated by Stan Davis in the book, “Future Perfect,” in 1987: “the same large number of customers can be reached as in mass markets… and simultaneously they can be treated individually as in the customized markets of pre-industrial economies.”
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In the previous chapters, we have provided means to answer a set of fundamental questions: how can a mass customization implementation be set up? What kind of production system is needed? What channels are the most suitable for tracking the targeted customer segment? How will this solution perform as far as sustainability is concerned?
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Several different research initiatives have been funded by the European Commission in order to provide solutions to the challenges proposed in this work.
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Mass Customization refers to customer co-design process of products and services, which meets the needs of each individual customer with regard to certain product features. All operations are performed within a fixed solution space, characterized by stable but still flexible and responsive processes.
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The concept of sustainability, in the way we understand the term now, first appeared in 1987, within the Brundtland Report, defined as “to meet the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Later, as the concept gained popularity, hundreds of definitions were proposed, in academ...
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The introduction of new production paradigm often implies a comprehensive redesign of products and of the supply chain producing them. This paper presents a theoretical framework allowing to identify the challenges and requirements imposed by a certain paradigm, specify which supply chain actors are impacted by each enabling factor and finally to d...
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The sustainable mass customization – mass customization for sustainability (S-MC-S) assessment model is meant to measure the impact on sustainability of the decisions taken in the design phase of a mass-customized solution space. This chapter describes the development of the two building blocks constituting the assessment model: the sustainability...
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Supply chain design, management and assessment are key success drivers in nowadays globalised economy. With the advent of new paradigms such as sustainability and mass customization, a new generation of tools is required. This work presents a supply chain simulation tool that allows to take into account the specificity of mass customized markets, e...
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Sustainability is an emerging factor companies are called for considering in their business according to the growing people-awareness about the impact of their behaviour as customers against environmental, social and economic issues. However, companies seldom manage to focus on sustainability all along the design and decisional process due to lack...
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To adapt to global competitive pressures, European Industry must develop methods and enabling technologies towards a personalized, customer oriented and sustainable manufacturing [1]. To this end, a key question to be addressed is whether Mass Customization can be regarded as one of the main driving forces to achieve effective Sustainability, or a...
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Mass customization strategy is applied by firms in order to make them more customer-oriented and make each individual customer a source of opportunity and hence profit for the firm. Sustainability on the other hand brings not only eco-efficiency for the company, but also has a great impact on economic efficiency and social perspective of the firm....

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BRILLIANT aims to provide to SMEs turn-key solutions that they can leverage to autonomously replicate collaborative work cells in an intuitive and efficient way. BRILLIANT pursues two main objectives towards autonomous uptake of collaborative solutions by SMEs: 1) Developing smart, orchestrated and reconfigurable collaborative workcells to reduce adoption barriers of collaborative solutions for SMEs. For this reason, it introduces solutions for seamless connection of company equipment and digitisation of signals and parameters coming from legacy systems into a cloud platform. At the same time, it provides a stepwise procedure, with guidelines and quantifiable KPIs, for evaluating the potential of current industrial applications towards the adoption of collaborative approaches. 2) Combine flexibility and dexterity of humans with repeatability of cobots towards artisanal manufacturing 4.0.
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KITT4SME specifically targets European SMEs and mid-caps to provide them with scope-tailored and industry-ready hardware, software and organisational kits, delivered as a modularly customisable digital platform, that seamlessly introduce artificial intelligence in their production systems. Uptake of the resulting packages and of the provided services is strongly supported by the clear characterisation and market readiness of the individual components as well as by the platform grounding on the already established RAMP marketplace. Leverage on the network of Digital Innovation Hubs, four of which are represented in the consortium, ensures that KITT4SME are widely distributed to a wide audience of companies in Europe. Seamless adoption of the customised kits is made possible by a Powered by FIWARE infrastructure that flawlessly combine factory systems (such as MES and ERP), IoT sensors and wearable devices, robots, collaborative robots and other factory data sources with functional modules capable to trigger data-driven value creation. https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/952119/it
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The MANU-SQUARE project creates a European platform-enabled responsible ecosystem acting as a virtual marketplace, bringing available manufacturing capacity closer to production demand to achieve their optimal matching thus fostering, on the one hand, fast and efficient creation of local and distributed value networks for innovative providers of product-services and, on the other hand, reintroduction and optimization in the loop of unused capacity that would be wasted otherwise. In a wider perspective the MANU-SQUARE project pursues a paradigm shift that disrupts the traditional static supply chain model and establishes dynamic value networks that can be arranged on-demand to couple the needs of buyers and the availability of sellers of manufacturing capacity. In so doing, this latter becomes an easily and efficiently tradable commodity towards lowered production costs for European companies and improved manufacturing ecosystem actual productivity.