4.0 technologies for internal process improvement

Project name

4.0 technologies for the improvement of internal processes.

Execution period

October 2016 to March 2017.

File number: AEI-010500-2017-143

The project

The project has been carried out between the AEI LOGISTIC CLUSTER OF ARAGON (ALIA), the companies EQUIMODAL and TRANSPORTES SESÉ and the Technological Institute of Aragon (ITAINNOVA), The general objective of this study is to conduct an analysis of the feasibility of adopting and deploying Industry technologies 4.0 to improve internal logistical processes and to carry out two demonstrators of these technologies in two companies.

Project objectives

Technical information on the project and its objectives:

The The objective of this project is to carry out an analysis of the feasibility of the adoption and deployment of I4.0 technologies in the environment for the improvement of logistics processes for warehouses, distribution centers and distribution or supply to production processes. The objective is to to explore the enabling technologies in depth and select two of them to create demonstrators that can validate both from the point of view of the benefits they bring from an economic and operational point of view. from the point of view of an SME and from the point of view of a large company.

The main objectives of the project are:
  • Meet the key technologies of Industry 4.0 that will influence positively in the improvement of internal logistics processes.
  • Analyze the needs of the sector in internal logistic processes from a technology + business + people approach in line with I4.0.
  • Perform two demonstrators of two key technologies of I4.0 for the optimization of internal processes from the point of view of an SME and from the point of view of a large company.
  • Disseminate the project and the results achieved.

This project is divided into 5 work packages with a duration of 6 months. The tasks linked to Project Management are executed throughout the life of the project, from October 2016 to March 2017. The work packages are listed below and the leaders of each are indicated:

PT1: Project management (ALIA)

WP2: Feasibility analysis of 4.0 technologies for the improvement of internal processes (ITAINNOVA)

WP3: SME Process Improvement Demonstrator (EQUIMODAL)

WP4: Drone-based inventory improvement demonstrator (SESE)

WP5: Results Analysis and Dissemination (ALIA)

Participating entities:

  • ALIA (Coordinator)

Call to which the project belongs

Innovative Business Clusters

This The project has received grant assistance under the support program for Innovative Business Groups (AEIs). This program to support the strengthening of innovation clusters se the European strategy to improve the competitiveness of the European Union’s innovation.

The groups that can benefit from the grants of the program are those entities whose innovative potential and mass are The critical acclaim has earned them recognition from the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness (MINECO) through its registration in the Registry of Innovative Business Groups.

Budget: 130,095

Financing: 58,677
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