With approaches from AI and modularization, the main objective of AIMO is to develop tools and techniques that help small and medium-sized companies optimize decision-making in product development processes. Having relevant knowledge and tools at hand increases the prerequisites for creating more sustainable and competitive businesses.
A core task in the project is to create a life cycle overview of the financial consequences of various product and process decisions in the design phase of products. Possessing this information helps companies make strategic decisions on a more informed basis. In the project, valuable knowledge becomes available in daily decision-making through a state-of-the-art model for variant costing that is integrated into the IT systems of four case companies.
During the project, the four case companies will gain valuable insight into and better understanding of their products and the products’ life cycles, as well as of their IT systems, value chains and modular potential. In close collaboration with the case companies, the AIMO project team will identify the needs and opportunities of each organization and incorporate the tools and techniques developed in the project’s initial phase in the companies’ IT systems and business processes.
Subsequently, the most prominent findings from the project will become publicly available for the benefit of other Danish companies with an interest in business optimization, sustainability, and modularity.
AIMO is co-funded by Danish Industry Foundation and Thomas B. Thriges Fond.
AIMO is owned and supported by NEM.
The communication efforts in the final phase will, among other topics, consider the following questions: