Resilient Value Creation Systems

The Fraunhofer Innovation Program Resilient Value Creation Systems (»RESYST«) addresses the requirements of Germany as a business location for resilient and dynamic value creation systems while maintaining high productivity and individualization. Resilience to all kinds of failures is becoming a decisive competitive factor.
Against the background of the immense economic damage caused by the pandemic situation, almost all manufacturing companies are forced to rethink their risk management strategies that have been used up to now. Traditional business models are often inadequate to meet the requirements of crisis phases. This is mainly a matter of implementing a resilient behavior in the area of risk management and avoiding uncontrollable production downtimes and disruption-related excessive additional expenses in work organization.


The innovation program »RESYST« pursues three thematic clusters in its implementation:

Resilience management, strategies and infrastructures

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  • Development of resilience strategies for value-added networks, so that business models and production systems can be securely and quickly configured according to the crisis situation.
  • Demonstration of process frameworks and their use for the configuration of alternative value chains.
  • Development of the potential of logistics service networks and their position in production networks with regard to their resilience capabilities.

Planning and operation of resilient production processes

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  • Development of concrete design and action recommendations for the planning process as well as the operating phase of resilient production systems
  • On the one hand, the focus is on the design of adaptive process chains and the adaptive design of production systems, and on the other hand, maintenance and availability assurance under the guiding principle of a maintenance-free production system.

Resource-efficient production processes to increase resilience

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  • The use of adaptive manufacturing solutions using adaptive production technologies to build resilient value chains in decentralized component supply is investigated.
  • Forming process chains are examined with regard to the use of different materials and semi-finished products as alternative starting products.
  • Also in the field of process engineering, sample processes are analyzed and tested with regard to their potential for resource-efficient agility.

The main goal of the »RESYST« innovation program is the development of business models that can adapt to the crisis situation and the development of value-added networks capable of early detection, protection and counteraction of unexpected events.

Within the framework of the innovation program »RESYST«, concrete design and action recommendations are developed for the planning process as well as the operating phase of resilient production systems including manufacturing and process engineering measures. The guiding principle of maintenance-free production and logistics systems characterizes the vision for versatile and resilient production systems.