Andrea francesco Barni

Andrea francesco Barni
University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland · Department of Innovative Technologies

Master in Science Engineering; Master in Biomedical Engineering

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Introduction
Andrea francesco Barni currently works at the Department of Innovative Technologies, University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland. Andrea francesco does research in Industrial Engineering.
Additional affiliations
September 2009 - May 2021
University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland
Position
  • Senior Researcher
Education
September 2006 - December 2008
Politecnico di Milano
Field of study
  • Biomedical engineering

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Publications (27)
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As a result of the worldwide depletion of natural resources, increased energy use, and environmental, economic, and social imbalance, organizations are working to identify the proper strategies supporting the continuous reduction of their impacts. While this trend is fundamentally agreed upon in the literature, several manufacturing industries stil...
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Nowadays, Circular Economy (CE) is shifting from a nice-to-have marketing operation to a business development strategy that is central to the restoring and preservation of our natural ecosystem. However, despite motivated promotion efforts, the concrete application of this model at the micro-level is still in its infancy due to several challenges t...
Conference Paper
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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Even if the economy nowadays is still locked into a linear model of production, tighter environmental standards, resource scarcity and changing consumer expectations are forcing organizations to find alternatives to lighten their impacts. The concept of Circular Economy (CE) is to an increasing extent treated as a solution to this series of challen...
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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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Lean production principles have greatly contributed to the efficient and customer-oriented mass production of goods and services. A core element of lean production is the focus on cycle times and designing production controls and buffers around any bottlenecks in the system. Hence, a production line organized by lean principles will operate in a st...
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This paper is meant to presents a concrete methodology to integrate the vendor rating into a Request for Quotation process carried out in a sharing economy context where MaaS digital platforms are exploited. After an analysis of the current state of the art of sustainable decision making into vendors’ selection and simplified LCA techniques, the di...
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Technological progress is directing the whole world towards a new way of interacting with information and creating value. From this, the industry (both of products and services) needs to keep up with the times and renew itself. There is talk of Industry 4.0, where the digitalization of information through innovative technologies is the key factor f...
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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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CPS technologies are already mature at European level, but adoption in small & middle enterprises is constrained by a still emerging value chain and by the challenging transformation of manufacturing processes that their deployment in a manufacturing system requires. As a matter of fact, the CPS growing market potential is scarcely supported by too...
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Personalization and sustainability are becoming driving forces to achieve a leading role in a fast-changing market. Therefore, manufacturers need to become more agile and flexible, introduce personalized products and customer-oriented services, measure and capitalize environmental intangibles. To answer to those requirements, this paper addresses t...
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In recent years, bigger and bigger attention is addressed towards the sustainability concept at all levels of the fashion supply chain. One of the main triggers of this trend is the increased awareness of the final consumers whose needs and wishes are translated in new requirements for the supply chain actors, from downstream to upstream, in a life...
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As manufacturing industry is moving its steps towards a more digital, smart and flexible scenario, the changes required to achieve the expectations of the Industry 4.0 (I4.0) framework are numerous and extensive. Though, a general lack of understanding of how new technologies could be integrated and shall be implemented is present, limiting the rat...
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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...
Conference Paper
The sharing economy emerged in recent years as a model disrupting the approach to traditional B2B and B2C value chains by giving access to underutilized resources at a fraction of the cost to whom cannot or do not want to buy new products. In this context, multi-sided platforms (MSPs) play the pivotal role of providing the environments and the tech...
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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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An Industry 4.0 framework, showing every possible action towards the complete digitalization of a company both considering strategic and technological aspects, is proposed. The state of the art analysis and re-elaboration allows to coherently integrating many valuable but scattered and narrow contributions into a holistic view covering the followin...
Conference Paper
CPS technologies are already mature at European level, but adoption in small & middle enterprises is constrained by a still emerging value chain and by the challenging transformation of manufacturing processes that their deployment in a manufacturing system requires. As a matter of fact, the CPS growing market potential is scarcely supported by too...
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In this paper a new concept of manufacturing system enabling flexible manufacturing of green personalized furniture close to the customer in terms of features offered, place of fabrication, time to deliver, and price is described. The proposed system encompasses all the technological and organizational requirements enabling to bring design to manuf...
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Besides pursuing the economic goals of low costs and high profits, companies are becoming more and more aware of the environmental and social impact of their actions. Companies striving for the integrated optimization of environmental and economic perspectives within their production processes, need to be supported by tools helping to understand th...
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Within the last 30 years, the European Union has seen a constant increase of freight transportation due to economic growth, change in intercontinental trade and decrease of barriers within the continent. The transport system is struggling in following this trend, showing signs of inefficiency from a socioeconomic point of view. Intermodal transport...
Conference Paper
Besides pursuing the economic goals of low costs and high profits, companies are becoming more and more aware of the environmental and social impact of their actions. Companies striving for the integrated optimization of environmental and economic perspectives within their production processes, need to be supported by tools helping to understand th...
Conference Paper
To face increasing competitive pressures, European industry must develop methods and enabling technologies towards a personalized, customer oriented and sustainable manufacturing. This statement is well understood by many companies, shared by policy maker at the European Commission (e.g. as per the "Factory of the Future" multi-annual road-map), an...

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The overarching objective of DENiM project is the development of an interoperable digital intelligence platform to enable a collaborative approach to industrial energy management. Acknowledgement: This project has received funding from the European Union’s H2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement N 958339. Disclaimer: The information contained in the documents reflects only and exclusively the point of view of the authors. The European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of this information.
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Understanding Digital Twins in different environments. A project supported by Innosuisse.
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Daedalus has been conceived to enable the full exploitation of the CPS concept of virtualized intelligence, through the adoption of a completely distributed automation platform based on IEC-61499 standard, fostering the creation of a Digital Ecosystem that could go beyond the current limits of manufacturing control systems, the project proposes an ever-growing market of innovative solutions for the design, engineering, production and maintenance of plants’ automation.