Paolo Carrara


The business environment of last year’s imposes to manufacturing firms to offer digital and/or smart products. This is a market pushing trend the manufacturers cannot fail to answer. Unfortunately, digitize a non-smart product might entail significative costs due to production process changes. To mini-mise this, Warrant Innovation Lab developed a method based on second and fourth laws of technical system evolution, the energy conductivity law and ideality law, to easily identify what are the key elements on which focus the digital-innovation project. It exploits the energy streams that run throughout the system and the elements they involve, depicting them in Energy Chain Maps. The method and tool result extremely easy to be used and very effective in identify the key elements by which digitize the system.

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