In order to provide the agility demanded by the markets, enterprises need to react quickly on market demands, keep flexibility towards changes in their environment(e.g. changes in political and economical situation, changes in currency etc.), and find a risk and cost optimal development strategy for their resources. This can be achieved by the tools which can work on the data (e.g. stock info, supplier info, capacity info etc.) taken from enterprises using project result and from environment, and which can enable “Sandbox” experiments to study the challenges from the future scenarios. There is neither a product in the markets that provides the functionalities mentioned on a suitable level of detail, nor the required mathematical methods and models can be found completely._x000D__x000D_The PEN project’s goal is to provide efficient methods to the manufacturing enterprises (such as metal industry, automotive industry, textile industry) in order to combine their mid – term plans according to the production resources. At the end of the project our goal is to have a software prototype which implements these methods via datawarehousing and interfacing technologies essential for this purpose and it will be compatible with ERP products (e.g. SAP, Microsoft Nav etc.). _x000D__x000D_The supported functionalities will include "what if” - evaluations on the production programme (e.g. to judge about the portfolio, but also to react on very specific customer requests) and scenario techniques to analyze potential impact from the environment in a "sandbox", in order to be able to react in an agile way on developments that cannot be influenced by the enterprise._x000D__x000D_In the technical applications side:_x000D_• One of the works is setting up the reference model, the demands of users related to the planning processes, and the basic data relations. _x000D_• The Integrated Enterprise Modelling (IEM) method will be applied. The use of IEM will be continued, as far as process interactions are concerned. The approach of Gutzwiller will be used for the description of the methods developed in the project. The research methods forming the basis for the methods, which will be used in the project, will finally be defined as a result from first step. As of today, agent-based simulation, cluster analysis, discriminant analysis, non-linear regression, time series analysis, neuro fuzzy methods and support vector machines are the foreseen candidates for the selection. _x000D_• UML will be used for developing “operational model definer”. The development procedure will follow the V-Model XT. Especially, for the software development HISBIM will use CMMI._x000D_• Methods of structured programming will be applied for developing level of database and interface. Testing will follow the validation procedures defined by ISO/IEC_15408._x000D__x000D_In the market applications side:_x000D_• One of the CO goals of this projects is establishing a new level of business planning for the ERP based management methods_x000D_• Methods using complex simulation technology will be demonstrated as a new element of the corporate management culture during making business critical decisions_x000D__x000D_The consortium consists of 5 members and the consortium structure is:_x000D__x000D_• Hisbim is the coordinator of the project. Hisbim is a company which develops sector based software, making consultancy and training about manufacturing planning ERP._x000D_• ITA is responsible from simulation part of the project. The backbone of the ITA staff is made up of persons with scientific degrees, many-decade practice in scientific research and academic education, as well as experts with significant business and public administration expertise, furthermore middle and senior managerial practice. _x000D_• Next Ltd.' s expertise is software development and support on Microsoft based PC environment, research of software models for special service industry processes._x000D_• IT Vision will provide expertise knowledge and experience in areas of designing solutions (i.e. software) for the business in the project. IT Vision is the system integrator and software developer that provides services for the SMEs._x000D_• IMI will provide the reference model and the description of its application. This reference model includes the events and linked views on the core processes needed by the Ps and an analysis of parameters that define a view and IMI will provide heuristic and deterministic algorithms related to the specified event-driven views._x000D_• BA will be responsible from programing, technical implementation, experience in evaluation and designing of business oriented issues in PEN project.

Acronym PEN (Reference Number: 6232)
Duration 01/05/2011 - 31/10/2014
Project Topic Methods for mid-term planning of production programme and resources will be developed and embeded with a reference model. A prototype is implemented including data interfaces that will be made public. The prototype will be evaluated on real-world samples.
Project Results
(after finalisation)
Foundation for Information Society has contributed to the achievement of the CO results of the project:_x000D_- reference model of production process planning._x000D_- Production Effectiveness Navigator (PEN) system requirements_x000D_- classification of possible events in enterprise and its environment, which can have essential impact to enterprise process effectiveness and which can be unpredictable in advance._x000D_- coloured Petri-net based simulation model for the PEN system_x000D_- PEN system (prototype software)_x000D_- scientific publications of the results
Network Eurostars
Call Eurostars Cut-Off 5

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
7 NEXT System Ltd Partner Hungary
7 IT Vision S.P. zoo Partner Poland
7 Institute of Mathematics and Informatics Partner Lithuania
7 Institute of Mathematics and Informatics Partner Lithuania
7 INFOTA Research Institute of the Foundation for Information Society Partner Hungary
7 Baltic-Amadeus, Joint Stock Company Partner Lithuania