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The sensible value chain - SCARCE II

In SCARCE II, a demonstrator will show how SMEs and associated value flows can increase efficiency, competitiveness, sustainability and internal collaboration through digitalisation. The goal is to show the value of a new digital solution.

Parts of SCARCE I partner group fr left Jannicke Baalsrud Hauge KTH, Sandra Mattsson RISE IVF - projektledare, Lena André Parker Hannifin, Pernilla Höög Parker Hannifin, Clas Tengström Bror Tonsjö, middle row Mikael Hyensjö Qbim, Viktoria Fagerfjäll Stena Metall, Martin Kurdve Chalmers/RISE IVF, Mikael Kraft Siemens, back row Gustav Larsson Parker Hannifin, Robin Hansson Chalmers, Lennart Lundgren Scania CV, Magnus Åkerman Chalmers, Dan Carlsson RISE IVF. Foto Anita Eknestedt RISE IVF.

SCARCE, Sensible Value Chain through Digitalized Planning, Material Handling and Circular Economy, focuses on two subcontractors in the value chain linked to Scania and Volvo. The demonstrator is a cloud-based solution that connects three test beds in the industry; Stena Industry Innovation Lab, Chalmers, RISE IVF lab, Mölndal and KTH's test bed in Södertälje with the help of Siemens, AFRY, Qbim, Virtual Manufacturing and EQPack.

Project idea

Two pilots will be developed in SCARCE II: automation and material handling as well as packaging handling. These will be developed together with SMEs and parties to the project and will then be linked through the demonstrator. The work is interdisciplinary and a reference group will be invited during the project to think about partial results. Participants in the reference group are representatives from Scania, Stena Metall, Runesson (haulage) and the Digitala Stambanan.


The effects identified are in three areas: supply chain planning, automation of material handling and circular economy. The KPIs identified are increased capacity 30%, increased adaptability 20%, increased process quality 15%, reduced manual handling and stress, reduced lead time 20%, increased energy efficiency 30%, reduced climate impact by 50% (from transport and material handling).

In the movie below we have summarized our vision as well as milestones and goals in the project. 

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Project name




RISE role in project


Project start


2 years

Total budget

8,7 MSEK


Chalmers University of Technology TME, Chalmers University of Technology IMS, Royal Institute of Technology, Parker Hannifin AB, Bror Tonsjö AB, Siemens, AFRY, EQPack, Virtual Manufacturing, Qbim


Vinnova, Produktion2030, FORMAS, Energimyndigheten


Project members

Supports the UN sustainability goals

9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure
12. Responsible consumption and production
Sandra Mattsson

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Sandra Mattsson

Senior Forskare

+46 10 228 47 62

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