What does digitalization of business models and corresponding applications mean for differently positioned SMEs in the supply chain? There is still a lack of industry-specific differentiations, descriptions and, above all, the actual early integration of SMEs.
The aim of the DIMLA (Digitalization and Internationalization Maturity Level in Aerospace) project is to develop a flexible, adaptive and applicable KPI system that maps relevant indicators for digitalization and internationalization in processes, technologies and organizational forms for the aviation industry. With the help of the KPI system, SMEs in particular should be able to derive their maturity level, to understand the benefits of the defined indicators and the associated potentials of the digital application, and finally to initiate the first implementation possibilities. A consortium will make it possible for some participating SMEs to point out first potential options for action for the development and/or optimization of business models.
The DIMLA project is a German-Canadian collaborative project funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). On the German side, the project is managed by a consortium of the partners Hamburg Aviation e.V., Süderelbe AG, Tagueri AG, Hanse-Aerospace e.V., Technische Universität Hamburg (Hamburg University of Technology), DLR as well as Aéro Montréal, École de technologie supérieure, APN and Siemens in Canada.
Your contact for questions: Francine Schulz, francine.schulzhamburg-aviation.com, +49 40 2270 19 478
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