ADMA SCAN: Focus on Value Chain-Oriented Open Factory

Interview with Boel Wadman, TranS4MEr from RISE

ADMA TranS4MErs offers you the fast and flexible innovation support you need to start your digital transformation journey and take the next step into becoming a Factory of the Future.

Completing the ADMA TranS4MErs Scan is the best way to start your advanced manufacturing transformation journey.

ADMA TranS4MErs supports small to medium manufacturing enterprises to digitally transform into factories of the future. We help them identify priority areas for transformation, and fund services to support their transformation journey through the ADMA SCAN.
The SCAN is based on seven key transformation areas related to the themes of Industry 4.0.

Today we are focusing on the seventh and last area, Value Chain-Oriented Open Factory, guided by Boel Wadman, TranS4MEr – an expert advisor on hand to guide manufacturing companies – from our partner institution RISE, in Sweden. 
Boel Wadman is working with several industry networks, creating proposals for innovation projects and programs, and resilient supply of materials. One example is the Manufacturing R&D Clusters with a yearly conference where results on innovation projects are shared. You are welcome to join us May 22-23, 2024, in Skövde Sweden!

Value Chain-Oriented Open Factory

This transformation sees the entity as part of a self-organising network interlinked to organisations that generate, acquire, and integrate specific knowledge and skills to co-create new solutions, products, and/or technologies.
This means that co-creating innovations together with customers and suppliers within the value chain is important for a knowledge-dense organisation. For an SME, it is important to both show capabilities of agility and innovation, and also to assure its own data protection and IP protection. To ensure resilience towards changes in climate, business relations or regional conflicts, a knowledge management system including external expertise and alternative suppliers is needed for specific projects or situations.

TranS4MEr recommendations

The ADMA TranS4MErs network spans the whole of the EU, bringing together expert service providers to create a comprehensive catalogue of services, focussed on digital transformation for manufacturing companies. 
Completing the ADMA TranS4MErs Scan is the start of an advanced manufacturing transformation journey. Suppose the result of the scan shows that the SME needs to focus on this area. In that case, the next step is to select suitable services from Service Providers and integrate them into the Transformation and Implementation Plan.

Such services available on the TranS4MErs xChange Platform and funded through the programme could include, for example, the following:

Title Description Funding available
Open platform to support production networks' reconfiguration for resilient manufacturing value chains Virtual lecture on Reconfiguration Management through the digitalization of the production, characterized as Industry 4.0, by allowing for information sharing between value chain stakeholders Yes, 4 h workshop
Business Intelligence The participants will be able to understand concepts about data analytics, apply the use of business intelligence tools such as Power BI... to visualise data and the generation of customized dashboards easily Yes, 8 h service
Resilient and sustainable production Action plan outlined and prioritised tasks in the direction of resilient manufacturing Yes, 12 h workshop/seminar


Get involved

The 2nd ADMA TranS4MErs Open Call for Design Phase was launched on April 3, 2023. Join the Transformation Programme and take the first step towards becoming an efficient, resilient, and globally competitive Factory of the Future!

Do you want to know more? Reach out to our TranS4MEr Boel Wadman on the ADMA TranS4MErs xChange Platform.