Service business mindset - Examples of how technology-based firms move toward services
This booklet introduces the rationale for service business transformation and the key components of service business mindset. It shows practical examples of how technology-based firms have adopted and enhanced their service business.
High-strength steels enable novel lightweight marine structures
In FIMECC BSA program steel and shipbuilding experts joined their forces to develop novel lightweight marine structures. The utilisation of high-strength steels combined with advanced production technologies results in the weight reduction up to 20 percent bringing numerous advantages and rising competitiveness of Finnish shipbuilding industry.
Capabilities for a value-based solutions business
Solution business holds a great promise for many manufacturing companies. Yet, increased solutions business volume does not always translate into profit. Many of the companies find it difficult to define the required capabilities needed for successful service and solutions business.
LeanMES Dashboards—Making Vital Information Visible
In FIMECC MANU program, manufacturing dashboards showing the most important information at one glance were designed and developed to monitor and control organisation’s performance at different operational levels. Dashboards reduce the gap between the humans and systems by turning data collected from processes and machines into Key Performance Indicators presented in visual...
User experience in service sales - visualisations supporting sales of intangible services
Selling and managing intangible services is not an easy job to do for a product-centric industrial company. In FIMECC UXUS program modularisation and visualisation of complex service offerings was used to manage service operations and the sales of services. With the help of modularisation and visualisation companies can offer customised service efficiently and help...
Strategic Change towards Future Industrial Service Business
The book containing various aspect of industrial transformation towards service business was created as a result of FIMECC FutIS program. The handbook enhances technology-based firms’ service business transformation by providing several contributions to service business research in Finland, with consideration of the latest international developments in the area.
Open machine concept expands automation from single-machine to the automation of a fleet of machines
The focus of multiple different industries is changing from machine level automation to the control of a fleet of machines. In EFFIMA program an open machine concept enabling the control of a fleet of machines was developed.
Video series on UX
Positive user experience as a philosophy is a powerful way to re-think business. Video series on UX (in Finnish) offer insight into UX-driven design and the role of user experience (UX) in business. Videos also includes examples how user experience philosophy has been deployed in companies.
Navigation System for Modular Agricultural Machines using Optimal Control Methods and Industrial Standard Network
Agricultural field work is done with large vehicle combinations that require skill and attention from the driver. This project automates the work in a safe and efficient manner using intelligent methods.
A roadmap towards sustainability
All products and service have an environmental impact during their production, use and disposal. The project focused on finding ways of guiding industrial product design and development towards sustainability, especially from a product-centric point of view. As a results two sustainability guidebooks for metals and engineering industry were created.