MARS (Manufacturing Architecture for Resilience and Sustainability), a pioneering initiative steered by the European Union, was born out of the challenges unearthed by the COVID crisis, specifically within supply chains. The project endeavors to establish an industrial production system that expertly navigates logistic challenges while integrating a resilient and sustainable architecture coupled with innovative production methods.
MARS is engineered to create a paradigm shift in the manufacturing sector by fostering unprecedented flexibility without compromising product requirements, quality standards, or sustainability commitments. By leveraging advanced technologies such as AI, IoT, and cloud and edge computing, it aims to deliver a highly adaptable, dynamic manufacturing landscape that bolsters manufacturers’ agility and responsiveness to supply and demand fluctuations. This versatile approach encompasses all facets of manufacturing, forming an interconnected and intelligent ecosystem that integrates seamlessly with the supply chain, promoting real-time monitoring and control.
The MARS project represents a significant stride towards achieving enhanced agility, customisation, cost-effectiveness, and ultimately heightened customer satisfaction in the manufacturing sector.
- Name: MARS
- Project Start: January 1, 2023
- Partners: 13 partners from 8 European countries
- Funded by: The European Union
- Project website: MARS