News

Design for Value program develops industrial supply chains

D4V investigates the impact of digitalization on autonomous end to end supply chain processes.
Aalto University School of Engineering

Aalto University is one of the participants in the new Design for Value (D4V) program, which studies and develops future supply chains. The aim of the program is to enable the best possible use of digital disruption for business growth.

‘There is a strong demand for D4V-program in the industry’, says researcher Pekka Töytäri from the Industrial Engineering and Management.  ‘We aim to create future supply chains with high degree of automation, strong network ties, high value creation, and motivating value sharing among ecosystem partners.'

The program studies three connected industrial supply chains: factories, ports and ships with autonomous shipping.

‘Digital disruption has great value creation potential, but it demands changes in many of the established beliefs and business practices’, Töyrylä adds.

The D4V studies system- and network level business models, different facets of security, legislation, risk management of autonomous operations, and other key challenges of networked value creation. Three schools from Aalto University – School of Science; School of Arts, Design and Architecture, and School of Engineering – participate the D4V. In addition, there are several leading industrial, IT, and research partner organisations. The program is coordinated by DIMECC Oy.

The program duration is three years, 2017 - 2019, and the total funding is 19MEUR.

DIMECC Oy is the leading co-creation platform for digital transformations.

Design for Value on the Dimecc website

For additional information:

Aalto University

Pekka Töytäri, [email protected]
Post-Doc Researcher, School of Science

Virpi Roto, [email protected]
Post-Doc Researcher, School of Arts, Design and Architecture

Otto-Ville Sormunen, [email protected]
Post-Doc Researcher, School of Engineering

Design for Value on the Dimecc website

  • Published:
  • Updated:
Share
URL copied!

Related news

Two lab-coated women in a laboratory looking at pipes.
Cooperation, Studies Published:

Chemistry and business students developed plant-based products with Valio

A team of two Master’s students collaborated with Valio in a 6-month Aalto Thesis project.
Kauppakorkeakoulun Vuoden Alumni 2020 Pekka Ala-Pietilä. Kuva: Heidi Piiroinen/Sanoma.
Cooperation, Honoured Published:

Pekka Ala-Pietilä is the School of Business Alumnus of the Year 2020

Life is a learning journey where learning as such never ends, explains Pekka Ala-Pietilä, chairman of the boards of directors of packaging manufacturer Huhtamäki and media group Sanoma.
Man using computer on a bean bag chair while people are in line on the background
Cooperation Published:

Aalto students and employers connected during the Aalto Talent Expo Virtual Week

Aalto Talent Expo Virtual Week was organised between 5th - 9th of October 2020. The virtual week substituted the physical Aalto Talent Expo fair that was postponed from October 2020 to January 2021.
Doctor of Technology Anu Kaukovirta
Cooperation Published:

Anu Kaukovirta has been selected as the School of Chemical Engineering's Alumnus of the Year 2020

As a sign of her significant career and role in our society, Doctor of Technology Anu Kaukovirta has been selected as the School of Chemical Engineering's Alumnus of the Year 2020. She has worked as both a researcher and a director in industry and research institutes and throughout her career has been in close contact with her school. Currently, Anu works at the Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE) as Vice President of Research.