Project Description

Area Description

The research area aims to develop tecno-organizational solutions for product/process design and operations management in complex industrial sectors. Its focus is on the optimization of engineering data, information and knowledge management through tools and methodologies based on business processes and innovative technological applications.

The research activities include technological benchmark, new trends foresight, organizational and sector analysis, business processes analysis together with the development of new solutions on PLM, BPM, Business Intelligence and Virtual Reality Systems.

The research area works in regional, Italian and European projects collaborating with different research organizations and industrial companies. The living lab KLIO Lab (Knowledge Lifecycle Innovation), established from the research activities of the area, is certified by ENOLL (European Network of Living Lab).

  • Product Lifecycle Management: methods, frameworks and systems;
  • Business Process Analysis, Simulation, Automation, Monitoring and Optmization;
  • Knowledge based Engineering and Manufacturing for CAD/CAM Automation;
  • Business and Engineering Intelligence Tools and Methods development;
  • Methodologies and Tools for product lifecycle assessment;
  • Methodologies and tools for circular economy;
  • Collaborative Environment and Workplace based on HPC;
  • Technology Foresight and Technology Roadmapping;
  • Aerospace Ecosystem Exploration and Analysis;
  • System Engineering with specific reference to Requirement Management and Model based System Engineering;
  • Technical Knowledge retrieval and management (incl. competencies management);
  • Technological Benchmark;
  • Configuration Management;
  • Change Management;
  • Design technologies for Intelligent, Sustainable and Mass-Customized innovative products and services;
  • Supporting Systems for Maintenance and Monitoring of machines in the Factory;
  • Big Data analysis for operations improvements.
  • Methodologies development and application;
  • Business Processes Analysis and Monitoring;
  • Enterprise Framework Development;
  • Evaluation of impacts and performance of techno-organizational innovation;
  • New ICT tools development;
  • Customization of third parties Software (i.e. commercial, legacy, open or free);
  • Software integration;
  • Application of ICT tools in Industrial fields.
  • Business Process Management Systems (BPMS): ARIS Business Architect, Bonita, Bizagi, Adonis, Camunda, Tibco;
  • Product Lifecycle Management Systems (PLMS): Siemens Teamcenter, ENOVIA, CONTACT, ARAS;
  • CAD: Siemens NX, Dassault Catia;
  • Virtual Reality: ICI.DO;
  • Digital Mock Up (DMU): Vis.MockUp;
  • High Performance Computing (HPC): NICE Engine Frame;
  • Content Analysis: Nvivo;
  • LCA: OPENLCA, Simapro.
  • Collaborative platform for Lesson Learned and Best Practice (SKILLS – Sharing Knowledge & Lesson Learned System);
  • NX CAD Automation Pumps3DShaft;
  • NX CAD Automation Rotor 3DShaft;
  • NX CAD automation Assembler3D;
  • NX CAD automation Valves3D;
  • Validation tool for CAD based on Tubing module of Catia V5;
  • Validation tool for CAD based on Electrical module of Catia V5,
  • VIEW – Virtual Environment Workbench based on Teamcenter Visualization Mockup optimization for design review and ICI.DO for navigation in virtual reality;
  • Frankie – High Performance Computing based on HPC for the creation of a Cloud Workspace for design and simulation;
  • Business Intelligence Dashboard for programmes, requirements and documents monitoring based on Exalead Cloud View;
  • Data Connector between Teamcenter and CATIA for items downloads;
  • Data Connector between IC.IDO and ExaLead Cloud View for dashboard navigation in a virtual reality environment;
  • Data Connector between Teamcenter and Bonita for data exchange;
  • Data Connector between Connettore Teamcenter and Exalead One Parts for geometrical shapes downloads;
  • Processes based PLM Framework development and application;
  • Set of metrics for assessing impact of PLM systems on the design process;
  • BPM application for RRD process and Bid Management;
  • Engineering processes Framework for NIILS application.
Best Paper 2011: International Journal of Innovation and Technologies Management per l’articolo “Lazoi Mariangela, Federica Ceci, Corallo Angelo, Giustina Secundo, (2011), Collaboration in an aerospace SMEs cluster: Innovation and ICT dynamics”.

Stellar Award 2010: European Conference on Technologies Enancing Learning per l’+D1articolo “Andreas Kaschig, Ronald Maier, Alexander Sandow, Lazoi Mariangela, Anne Barnes, Jenny Bimrose, Claire Bradley, Alan Brown, Christine Kunzmann, Athanasios Mazarakis, Andreas Schmidt, 2010,  Knowledge Maturing Activities and Practices Fostering Organisational Learning: Results of an Empirical Study”

n. 12 people including researchers and collaborators

For more information please contact: Mariangela Lazoi (mariangela.lazoi@unisalento.it)

Area Maturity Degree

90%

Related Projects

Initiatives and projects with 

  • Finmeccanica;
  • GE Oil&Gas – Nuovo Pignone;
  • GE Aviation – AvioAero;
  • Ansaldo Energia;
  • Distretto Tecnologico Aerospaziale Pugliese (DTA);
  • Distretto Tecnologico HiTech (DHITECH);
  • Aeroporti di Puglia;
  • ESI Italia;
  • Altea;
  • Dassault Systemes;
  • Infor;
  • EKA s.r.l.;
  • Advantech s.r.l.;
  • Contact;
  • Enginsoft;
  • CETMA.

  • Politecnico di Milano – Osservatorio GECO: Prof. Sergio Terzi;
  • Politecnico di Bari – Dip. di Ingegneria Meccanica e Gestionale;
  • Università degli Studi Bergamo – Dip. di Ingegneria gestionale, dell’informazione e della produzione;
  • Florida Institute of Technology: Prof. Michael Grieves;
  • Università di Milano;
  • Innsbruck University;
  • Università Chieti-Pescara;
  • Università Federico II Napoli.

Scientific Publications

  • Corallo Angelo, Fortunato Laura, Lazoi Mariangela, Lettera Serena, Totaro Salvatore, Guidone Giovanni Pietro, (FORTHCOMING), Engineering Competencies Management: algebraic formalism and methodological definition, Knowledge and Process Management Journal;
  • Corallo Angelo, Lazoi Mariangela, Secundo Giustina, DePaolis Paolo, (2015), An Interpretative Model From The Elasticity Theory To Explore Knowledge Integration in NPD, Knowledge Management Research & Practice;
  • Corallo Angelo, Errico Fabrizio, Esposito Marco, Lazoi Mariangela, (2014), The role of knowledge in the New Product Development Process through the perspective of business model, International Journal of Collaborative Enterprise, Special Issue on Product Development in Collaborative and Integrated Environment, Vol.4, N.4;
  • Corallo Angelo, Errico Fabrizio, Lazoi Mariangela, (2014), The Aerospace “Networked” Business Model:  evidences and suggestions, Universal Journal of Management, Vol. 2(4), pp. 151 – 159;
  • Corallo Angelo, Lazoi Mariangela, Lettera Serena, Marra Manuela, Verardi Sabrina, (2014), Reviewing Product Lifecycle Management Models For Complex Sectors: A Proposal, Universal Journal of Industrial and Business Management, Vol. 2(2), pp. 52-60;
  • Corallo Angelo, Latino MariaElena, Lazoi Mariangela, Lettera Serena, Marra Manuela, Verardi Sabrina, (2013), Defining Product Lifecycle Management: A Journey across Features, Definitions, and Concepts, ISRN Industrial Engineering, Vol. 2013;
  • Andreas Kaschig, Ronald Maier, Alexander Sandow, Lazoi Mariangela, Andreas Schmidt, Sally-Anne Barnes, Jenny Bimrose, Claire Bradley, Alan Brown, Christine Kunzmann, Athanasios Mazarakis, (2013), Organisational Learning from the Perspective of Knowledge Maturing Activities, IEEE Transactions On Learning Technologies, Vol. 6 (2);
  • Corallo Angelo, Lazoi Mariangela, Giustina Secundo, (2012), Inter-organisational Knowledge integration in collaborative NPD projects: evidence from the aerospace industry, Knowledge Management Research & Practice, Vol. 10 (4);
  • Nouha Taifi, Lazoi Mariangela, Corallo Angelo, Michele Monaco, Giuseppina Passiante, (2012), Integrated Systems For Product Design Outsourcing: A Case Study Of An Aerospace Firm And Its Partner, International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management, Vol. 9 (3);
  • Fortunato Laura, Lettera Serena, Lazoi Mariangela, Corallo Angelo, G.P. Guidone, (2011), A Methodology To Identify Engineering Competences In Aerospace Industry, Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Special Issue “Collaborative Enterprises”, Vol. 9 (5);
  • Lazoi Mariangela, Federica Ceci, Corallo Angelo, Giustina Secundo, (2011), Collaboration in an aerospace SMEs cluster: Innovation and ICT dynamics, International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management, Special Issue “Creating Value in Networks”, Vol. 8 (3), pp. 393-414 ;
  • Corallo Angelo, Paolis Paolo De, Monica Ippoliti, Lazoi Mariangela, Massimo Scalvenzi, Giustina Secundo, (2011), Guidelines of a unified approach for Product and Business Process Modelling in Complex Enterprise, Knowledge and Process Management Journal, Vol. 10(4);
  • Corallo Angelo, Lazoi Mariangela, Margherita Alessandro, Massimo Scalvenzi, (2010), Optimizing Competence Management Processes. A Case in the Aerospace, Business Process Management Journal, Vol. 16(2), pp. 297-314.

  • Corallo Angelo, Lazoi Mariangela, (2012), Progettare in settori ad alta tecnologia: il mondo aerospace, IN Terzi S., (2012) Manuale “Il prodotto del futuro. PLM – metodi, approcci e strumenti per competere”, ESTE – Sistemi & Impresa.

  • Corallo Angelo, Carla Di Biccari, Mariangela Lazoi, Manuela Marra, (2016), A visual PLM Gap Analysis methodology: a proposal, 22nd ICT/IEEE International Technology Management Conference, Trondheim, Norway, June 13-15
  • Schina Laura, Mariangela Lazoi, Roberto Lombardo, Angelo Corallo (2016), Virtual Reality Scenarios for Product Development in Manufacturing Industries, Salento AVR Conference 3rd International Conference on Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Computer Graphics, Otranto, Lecce, Italy, June 15-18
  • Carla Di Biccari, Giovanna Mangialardi, Mariangela Lazoi, Angelo Corallo, (2016), Product-Servive System as an instrument for territorial and urban Planning: a literature review, 8th CIRP IPSS Conference, Product Service Systems across LifeCycle, Bergamo, Italy, 20-21 June
  • Rui Neves-Silva, Paulo Pina, Philipp Spindler, Giuditta Pezzotta, Dimitris Mourtzis, Mariangela Lazoi, Dimitris Ntalaperas, Ana Rita Campos, (2016), Supporting context sensitive lean product service engineering, 8th CIRP IPSS Conference, Product Service Systems across LifeCycle, Bergamo, Italy, 20-21 June
  • Paolo Ceravolo, Antonia Azzini, Ernesto Damiani, Mariangela Lazoi, Manuela Marra, Angelo Corallo, (2016), Translating Process Mining Results into Intelligible Business Information, 11th International KMO Conference, The changing face of Knowledge Management Impacting Society, Hagen, Germany, 25-28 July
  • Mariangela Lazoi, Giuditta Pezzotta, Fabiana Pirola, Antonio Margarito, (2016), Toward a PSS lifecycle management systems: considerations and architectural impacts, I-ESA 2016, Interoperability for enterprise systems and applications, Guimaraes, Portugal, 29 March-1 April
  • Corallo Angelo, Lazoi Mariangela, Margarito Antonio, (2015), A process based methodology to evaluate the use of PLM tools in the product design, Proceeding of Conference 12th International Conference on Product Lifecycle Management, Doha, 19-21 October;
  • Corallo Angelo, Lazoi Mariangela, Pascarelli Claudio, (2014), A foresight strategy for ICT scenarios: A PLM application, Proceeding of XXV Riunione Scientifica Annuale dell’Associazione Italiana di Ingegneria Gestionale “La manifattura del futuro, il futuro della manifattura”, Bologna (IT), 16-17 October;
  • Corallo Angelo, Lazoi Mariangela, De Marco Gianfranco, Greco Noemi Cristina, Manna Marco, Pascarelli Claudio, (2014), A foresight strategy proposal for ICT scenarios definitions: An application for PLM tools and systems, Proceeding of International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation (ICE 2014), Bergamo (IT), 23 – 25 June;
  • Bernabei Giorgio, Corallo Angelo, Lazoi Mariangela, Lombardo Roberto, Sassanelli Claudio, (2014), A PLM-based approach for un-manned air system design : a proposal, Proceeding of Modelling and Simulation for Autonomous Systems Workshop (MESAS 2014), Rome, 5-6 May;
  • Corallo Angelo, Mariangela Lazoi, Federica Ceci, (2013), Innovative activities in an aerospace extended enterprise: ICT tools versus face-to-face meetings, Proceeding of XXIV Riunione Scientifica Annuale dell’Associazione Italiana di Ingegneria Gestionale “Entrepreneurship, innovation and the engine of growth”, Milano (IT), October 17-18;
  • Corallo Angelo, Lazoi Mariangela, Margarito Antonio, Pinna Davide, (2013), Developing a PLM Framework in an energy company: a case study, Proceeding of Conference 10th International Conference on Product Lifecycle Management, Nantes, July;
  • Ceci Federica, Corallo Angelo, Lazoi Mariangela, (2013), Performing innovative activities in an aerospace industry network: ICT tools versus face-to-face meetings , Proceeding of Conference XXXIII Sunbelt Social Network Conference of the International Network of Social Network Analysis, Hamburg (Germany), May 21-26;
  • Corallo Angelo, Lazoi Mariangela, Secundo Giustina, (2012), Managing knowledge integration in collaborative NPD in aerospace value network , Proceeding of Conference XXIII Riunione Scientifica Annuale dell’Associazione Italiana di Ingegneria Gestionale “Capitale umano, creatività e innovazione”, Matera (IT), 11-12 October;
  • Corallo Angelo, Bisconti Cristian, Fortunato Laura, Lazoi Mariangela, Lettera Serena, Guidone Giovanni Pietro, (2012), Improving Engineering Competencies Management towards an algebraic formalism and a methodological definition, Proceeding of Conference XXIII Riunione Scientifica Annuale dell’Associazione Italiana di Ingegneria Gestionale, Matera (IT), October 11-12;
  • Corallo Angelo, Lazoi Mariangela, Pascali Giampaolo, Turrisi Giuseppe, Cantarutti Andrea, (2012), Development of a Knowledge Based Engineering solution to improve gear shaft design , Proceeding of Conference MIMOS 2012 Il Decennale, Rome, October 9-11;
  • Corallo Angelo, Lazoi Mariangela, Pascali Giampaolo, (2012), An Integrated Stack-Up Analysis Tool, Proceeding of Conference Design 2012, Dubrovnik – Cavtat – Croatia, 21 – 24 May;
  • Lazoi Mariangela, Giustina Secundo, Totaro Salvatore, Zilli Antonio, (2012), A framework for knowledge security in aerospace inter-organizational Network, Proceeding of Conference 19th International Product Development Management Conference, Munich – Germany, 18 – 20 June;
  • Fortunato Laura, Lettera Serena, Totaro Salvatore, Lazoi Mariangela, Bisconti Cristian, Corallo Angelo, Giovanni Pantalone, (2011), Development of a Competence Management System: an algebraic approach , Proceeding of Conference 6th Conference Professional Knowledge Management, Innsbruck, Austria, 21st – 23rd February;
  • Fortunato Laura, Lettera Serena, Totaro Salvatore, Lazoi Mariangela, Bisconti Cristian, Corallo Angelo, Giovanni Pantalone, (2011), Optimizing of a Competence Management System: An Algebraic Approch, Proceeding of Conference Organizing Committee of the International Symposium on Collaborative Enterprises (CENT 2011) , Orlando, Florida, USA, 19th-22nd July;
  • Fortunato Laura, Lettera Serena, Lazoi Mariangela, Corallo Angelo, Guidone Giovanni Pietro, (2011), A Methodology To Identify Engineering Competences In Aerospace Industry, Proceeding of Conference Organizing Committee of the International Symposium on Collaborative Enterprises (CENT 2011) , Orlando, Florida, USA, 19th-22nd July;
  • Corallo Angelo, Paolis Paolo De, Afrodite DeFalco, Lazoi Mariangela, Roberto Merotto, Giustina Secundo, (2011), Exploring Knowledge Integration In Aerospace Npd Process: A Perspective From Elasticity Theory, Proceeding of Conference The 18th International Product Development Management Conference, Delft, The Netherlands, 5th -7th June;
  • Pascali Giampaolo, Corallo Angelo, Lazoi Mariangela, Margherita Alessandro, (2011), Assembly Simulation Through A Digital Mock-Up Application, Proceeding of Conference SIMULTECH 2011, Special Session on Manufacturing Simulation and Industrial Engineering – MSIE , Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands, 29th – 31st July;
  • Corallo Angelo, Marco DeMaggio, Errico Fabrizio, Lazoi Mariangela, (2010), A Network Business Model supporting Collaborative Product Development:  evidences in Aerospace Industry , Proceeding of Conference 17TH International Product Development Management Conference  “The Innovation In Crisis Time” , Murcia (Spain), 13th -15th June;
  • Corallo Angelo, Paolis Paolo De, Lazoi Mariangela, Giustina Secundo, (2010), A Unified Approach for Product and Business Process Modelling in Complex Enterprise, Proceeding of Conference 1st International Conference on Modeling and Management of Engineering Process, Cambridge (UK), 19th – 20th July;
  • Corallo Angelo, Lazoi Mariangela, Roberto Merotto, Giustina Secundo, (2010), Enhancing Knowledge sharing mechanisms in “Fuzzy Front End” of NPD: a Case Study in Aerospace, Proceeding of Conference European Conference on Knowledge Management, Porto (Portugal), 2nd – 3rd September;
  • Nouha Taifi, Lazoi Mariangela, Corallo Angelo, Giuseppina Passiante, (2010), Factors constraints on firms managers research participation in action research and learning: The ‘Déjà Vu’ research method, Proceeding of Conference 9th The European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studie, Madrid (Spain), 24th – 25th June;
  • Corallo Angelo, Lazoi Mariangela, Passiante Giuseppina, (2010), Using ICT in the Collaborations for Aerospace Products Design: A Case Study, Proceeding of Conference 2nd international conference on Collaborative Innovation Networks (COINs) , Savannah (USA), 7th-9th October;
  • Andreas Kaschig, Ronald Maier, Alexander Sandow, Lazoi Mariangela, Anne Barnes, Jenny Bimrose, Claire Bradley, Alan Brown, Christine Kunzmann, Athanasios Mazarakis, Andreas Schmidt, (2010), Knowledge Maturing Activities and Practices Fostering Organisational Learning: Results of an Empirical Study, Proceeding of Conference EC-TEL 2010, Barcellona (Spain), 28th Sept.-1st Oct;
  • Corallo Angelo, Lazoi Mariangela, Nouha Taifi, Giuseppina Passiante, (2010), Integrated systems for product development outsourcing: a case study of an aerospace firm and its partner, Proceeding of Conference IADIS International Conference on Information Systems, Porto (Portugal), 18th – 20th March;
  • Corallo Angelo, Lazoi Mariangela, (2010), Value Network Collaborations for Innovations in an Aerospace Company, Proceeding of Conference 16th International Conference on Concurrent Enterprise Collaborative Environments for Sustainable Innovation, Lugano, 21st – 23rd June;
  • Federica Ceci, Corallo Angelo, Lazoi Mariangela, (2009), Innovation process in an aerospace SMEs cluster: collaboration and IT use, Proceeding of Conference 11th Advanced International Summer School on Value Creation Networks: Opportunities and Threats, Ostuni (Italy), 9th – 11th July;
  • Corallo Angelo, Lazoi Mariangela, Massimo Scalvenzi, Nouha Taifi, (2008), Efficient IT-based competence management: an aerospace company case-study, Proceeding of Conference 10th Advanced International Summer School on “Managing Uncertainty and Competition Through Dynamic Learning Networks, Ostuni (Italy), 3rd – 5th July;
  • Corallo Angelo, Lazoi Mariangela, Michele Monaco, Nouha Taifi, (2008), Collaborative integrated systems for product development: case of an aerospace company and its partner, Proceeding of Conference 10th Advanced International Summer School on “Managing Uncertainty and Competition Through Dynamic Learning Networks, Ostuni (Italy), 3rd – 5th July;
  • Caforio Antonio, Cisternino Valerio, Lazoi Mariangela, Gregorio Castelluzzo, (2008), A web application to support DFSS design validation, Proceeding of Conference First European Research Conference on Continuous Improvement and Lean Six Sigma, Glasgow, 10th March.