Manufacture 2030 and HSSMI are today announcing they are combining for an innovative research project funded by Innovate UK. By joining forces, Manufacture 2030 and HSSMI aim to provide manufacturers with accurate assessments of how individual sites will benefit from implementing resource efficient actions, and the cost savings this will herald.

The ground-breaking research will end the industry challenge of the uncertainty that surrounds high-cost, bespoke simulations; by giving manufacturers access to the results that technology designed to cut energy, waste and water will offer, before they implement such solutions.

“Research has shown that manufacturers stand to gain up to 7% resource efficiency improvements through structured operational action planning year on year. However, implementing the right processes to achieve this is a challenge the industry faces, as there are many unknowns to factor in. As a result, decisions are often delayed due to uncertainty over the end result. Our research is set to change this, as manufacturers will now have more information at the tips of their fingers as they can simulate what actions will benefit their sites and how. Through HSSMI’s deep experience in manufacturing system modelling, and bringing it to scale in the M2030 bee, we are developing the dataset to be able to model portfolios of improvements before they are actually implemented. Finally, manufacturers will have the certainty they crave, enabling them to become more resource efficient, benefiting the environment and bottom line too. ”

– Martin Chilcott, Founder & Chairman of 2degrees

Currently, few decision makers are able to accurately predict how efficiency saving measures will affect their sites before they are installed. However, this tool will enable decision-makers to identify the scenarios, which will drive the best results and greatest savings.

Manufacture 2030 and HSSMI will do this by determining what changes a manufacturer is looking to make, and utilise the data from the innovative M2030 bee, combined with HSSMI’s modelling to simulate the effect of these improvement measures, allowing users to know the outcome before they buy. Combined with live benchmarking data for each site or the entire portfolio, manufacturers will be able to accurately estimate the difference resource efficient measures will have.

“In M2030 bee, Manufacture 2030 has already created a best practice sharing platform to enable industry professionals to quickly draw up improvement plans. Our modelling complements this perfectly, as we can accurately simulate production environments to optimise M2030 bee’s improvement actions, giving manufacturers a clear picture of what could be achieved. By applying simulation to an ever-expanding and improving set of actions, and by sharing relevant insight across an audience of thousands of professionals and sectors, we can scale the adoption of verified improvements much more quickly. This, we believe, will help businesses to unlock that 7% increased resource efficiency. We are excited to be working on this project with Manufacture 2030, and changing the face of manufacturing for the better.”

– Aanand Davé, Virtual Engineering Manager at HSSMI

The initial research project will last until the end of the year, and will test the feasibility of introducing simulation into Manufacture 2030’ innovative M2030 bee software tool.