Currently, maintenance planning in the railroad domain is predominantly performed manually and involves: Crew scheduling (assigning maintenance tasks to crews dependent on skill set) and job shop scheduling (assign time slots for vehicles to depot workstations). These activities should be synchronised and coordinated with vehicles revenue generating activity (where the vehicles are scheduled to transporting goods or passengers). Due to the substantial fixed costs involved, improved planning is expected to generate significant cost savings.
SmartChain – Automation and Digitalization for Efficient Supply Chains
Norwegian suppliers have had a significant competitiveness and growth potential related to knowledge-based production of highly advanced and innovative products with a high degree of customization. Over the years, we have positioned ourselves in the top of many premium market segments. However, when competition from low-cost competitors intensifies, can we also assert ourselves in the volume segments?
What would you think about harmony between you and the IT systems around you? What do we need in order that we feel the systems around us support us?
Hydrogen Fact Report for Akershus Council
Akershus county (the Norwegian county surrounding the around the city of Oslo) required on short notice a fact report to draft their hydrogen strategy, and that had to be ready by the end of September 2016. They contacted SINTEF, who prepared the report within 15 days from contract signature.
HINDCON is an EU-funded project, studying 3D-printing of concrete in the construction sector. SINTEF’s role in the project is to research how the new 3D-printing construction will affect the construction process, in terms of lean manufacturing but also how the new processes affect the construction workers.
Learning Flexibility: Complexity, Innovation & Inter-Urban Knowledge Transfer
Learning Flexibility: Complexity, Innovation & Inter-Urban Knowledge Transfer focusses on flexible and sustainable cities by identifying novel lessons and knowledge from cities facing complexity, crisis or limited resources.
We will develop a wireless, highly portable and low-cost ultrasound based guidance system for needle insertion procedures.
Internationalization of Norwegian offshore wind industry
Europe needs more green energy. Offshore wind power is an expanding market for Norwegian maritime industry.