Regarding the digitalization of production processes, the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers (ACIMIT), Milan/Italy, has launched a project aimed at defining a form of digital certification.
This can be used by Italian manufacturers to certify the ease of integration of the machinery into the production systems of the textile customers. The first step in this project has been the elaboration of a shared reference vocabulary for Italian textile manufacturers, which resulted in the creation of a conceptual model of machine and process production management data that can be useful for textile manufacturers in identifying and calculating related productive Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). The model was developed by the Manufacturing Group of the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano, Milan/Italy. The project aims to build customer loyalty thanks to a common vision of machine data and an easier and more uniform integration of information derived from the machinery of different manufacturers in the operating systems of client companies.