The European project C2NET started in January 2015 and completed in December 2017. This project is part of the European Commission's program called “Factories of the future” and has as main purpose the creation of a cloud platform to support SMEs and their supply chain in the topics of collaboration, interoperability, management and optimization of logistics plans associated with manufacturing processes.
It is important to mention that around a factory there are three major profiles
supply raw materials to the factory
Partners and Processing Industries
Collaborate with the factory in aspects of production, manufacturing and in the transformation of some raw materials into others
Customers and Distributors
distribute the factory's products
Thus, the objective of this project is to create a cloud platform in which both suppliers, partners and customers are interconnected.
The idea is to bring together the various manufacturing plans that exist in order to achieve certain objectives, e.g., maximize production or minimize delivery times. Finally, the collaborative part is taken into account, where the interactions between all (platforms, collaboration tools, interaction tools, communication, etc.) takes place. This project has the support of several partners, among SMEs, Universities and Pilots (that is, factories that have predisposed to help to put C2NET in their processes).
There are four pilots: in Spain, in the automotive area, with Faurecia and Plastic Omnium; in France, in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic distribution area, with Pierre Fabre; in Portugal, in the metal-mechanic area, with Tecminho, Flexefelina and António Abreu; and in Finland, pilot in the machinery area, with Fluidhouse.
Caixa Mágica is one of the partners in this project, responsible for creating the platform that will host the ingestion and also in the most critical module based on the integration and validation of the platform.
Colaboradores da CMS envolvidos:
Carlos Coutinho, Luís Lopes and Patrícia Silva.