Requirements and a Meta Model for Exchanging Additive Manufacturing Capacities – Veröffentlichung

As this demands flexibility and adaptability, enterprises rely on new solutions for collaboration. A marketplace for production capacities supports companies in reducing order risks and improving responsiveness to changing market conditions. We seek to define requirements for a marketplace that is capable of matching products with production processes. With an initial focus on additive manufacturing, we aim to build a blueprint for similar application scenarios in other industrial contexts. Therefore, we employ a qualitative research based on expert interviews. Our results suggest that a marketplace for production capacities must address various requirements, which can be grouped under the categories of technologies, machines, and products. We further build a conceptual meta model that sets the groundwork for the matching and thus facilitates the implementation of the marketplace in practice.