• Stephan Hankammer wrote a new blog post: avatarImpressions from SMC Excel at the IFA 2017   2 months, 2 weeks ago · View

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    Impressions from the VESTEL Electronics exhibition hall @ IFA 2017.

    For a short summary in German about our presentation at IFA by our partner-company e-hoch-3, please click here.

  • Stephan Hankammer wrote a new blog post: avatarSMC Excel Web-based Demonstrator @ IFA 2017, Berlin   2 months, 2 weeks ago · View

    On Saturday, VESTEL Electronics will present the final version of the web-based demonstrator at IFA 2017 in Berlin (02.09.2017). Visitors can test the configurator at a large touch screen and experience the customization process while getting informed about the environmental impact of their choices. You find the VESTEL exhibition stand in the Hall 8.2.

  • Stephan Hankammer wrote a new blog post: avatarFinal Work Package Finished   3 months ago · View

    This month, the SMC Excel project finalized its very last workpackage and submitted the last four deliverables to TUBITAK’s ECO INNOVERA officers. In WP 4, four studies have been conducted: An environmental analysis of the proposed SMC introduction in the consumer electronics industry in comparison to the traditional mass production business model. A market potential analysis to assess [...]

  • The SMC Excel team is currently meeting at Funchal for a project meeting for finalizing the work of the environmental evaluation and the derivation of policy recomendations of WP4. Moreover, the project team offers two workshops at the ICE Conference. The first workshop co-chaired by Maike Hora (e-hoch-3) and Sultan Kaygin Sel (VESTEL Electronics) deals [...]

  • Thumbnail Dear Mass Customization Community, Dear sustainability researchers and practitioners, In November 2017, the next edition of the MCPC conference series will take place in Aachen, Germany. The SMC Excel team is currently preparing their submission to present the results of the ECO INNOVERA project that started in April 2014 and that will finish shortly before [...]

  • Stephan Hankammer wrote a new blog post: avatarMCPC 2017 – November 20-21 2017 @ RWTH Aachen University   8 months, 3 weeks ago · View

    Dear Mass Customization Community! The 9th World Mass Customization & Personalization Conference takes place in Aachen, Germany, November 20-21 2017! It will feature four large tracks on Mass Customization & Sustainability, Smart Products, Digital Manufacturing, and MCP success factors! For more information about the MCPC conference series, its history, vanue, important dates and most importantly [...]

  • The SMC Excel consortium developed a first version of a web-based configurator for TVs. To test and improve the configurator, we would like to encourage interested readers of our website to participate in a 15-minutes survey: https://www.unipark.de/uc/rwth/tim/tv/. Thank you very much for participating!

  • The project consortium successfully published an article on the Design of Business Models for Sustainable Mass Customization in the International Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management (IJIEM). The paper is available at or at .

  • SMC Excel member Stephan Hankammer will present results of the SMC Excel Project and the current state of a consumer research study on Sustainable Mass Customization at RWTH Aachen University’s “Innovation Research Seminar” on 11 January 2017, 2.00 to 3.30 pm, in the TIM Social Area, Kackertstraße 7. The title of the presentation is “Nudging [...]

  • Stephan Hankammer wrote a new blog post: avatarNew Swiss Project Partners @ SMC Excel   11 months, 2 weeks ago · View

    We are happy to announce that two new companies have joined the project consortium recently. We warmly welcome Aurum Gavia (Website) and Recommerce Solutions (Website). More Infos about the new partners will follow soon…

  • Stephan Hankammer wrote a new blog post: avatarSMC Project Meeting M30 in Darmstadt, Germany   11 months, 3 weeks ago · View

    ThumbnailThe 5th Consortium Project Meeting in Darmstadt (Germany) took place on the 2nd and 3rd of November, 2016. The partners of the SMC Excel project (VESTEL, RWTH Aachen, SUPSI, and e-hoch-3) met to discuss the current state of the SMC Excel project and further steps for future project planning. Each partner gave one or more presentations [...]

  • Stephan Hankammer wrote a new blog post: avatarImpressions from the IFA 2016, Berlin (VESTEL)   1 year, 1 month ago · View

    ThumbnailWorld’s leading consumer electronics show took place in Berlin, Germany, between September 02 and 07. Sultan Kaygın Sel from SMC-Excel partner Vestel attended IFA this year for taking insights of latest trends in consumer electronics. Vestel (similar to previous years) was one of the biggest exhibitors having 3000 m2 exhibition area used for presenting a wide [...]

  • Scientific American posted an interesting story on customizable (and sustainable) smartphones this 1st of July. You find the story here.
    For the development of this story, the SMC Excel project was happy to provide insights for the assessment of Google’s Project Ara.

  • ThumbnailWe are very happy to announce that the (full consortium) article “User-Interface Design for Individualization Services to Enhance Sustainable Consumption and Production” has been accepted for publication in the Open-Access Journal Procedia CIRP and selected for presentation at this year’s IPSS CIRP Conference (Product-Service Systems across Life Cycle) taking place in Bergamo (Italy) in June 2016. [...]

  • Our Case Study on Sustainable Mass Customization for Smartphones (Phonebloks / Google Project Ara) has been accepted for publication in Procedia CIRP 2016. We will disseminate the results at this year’s 3rd international Conference on Ramp-Up Management taking place in Aachen (Germany) in June 2016. The article summarizes the findings resulting from SMC-Excel’s case study [...]

  • Stephan Hankammer wrote a new blog post: avatarSMC Excel @ Budapest Degrowth Conference (September 2016)   1 year, 6 months ago · View

    We are happy to announce that we will disseminate results of our SMC-Excel project at this year’s 5th International Degrowth Conference taking place in Budapest (Hungary) from 30 August to 3 September 2016. SMC-Excel member Stephan Hankammer will present an overview on interrelations between collaborative value creation concepts (such as Mass Customization) and sufficient consumption, [...]

  • SMC Excel member Stephan Hankammer will give a seminar on Researching Sustainable Mass Customization at Politecnico di Milano’s School of Management on 4th of May (12:00, Room 3.23). In this seminar, he will present the scope and preliminary results of the SMC Excel project and discuss research opportunities and obstacles of this research field with [...]

  • Thumbnail From October 20th to 22nd the 2015th World Conference on Mass Customization, Personalization and Co-Creation took place in Montreal, Canada. Researchers from all over the world came together to discuss recent academic research and issues related to the implementation of MC in practice. SMC-Excel project leader Frank Piller held a keynote on complexity as an [...]

  • Thumbnail We are happy to announce that we will present our SMC-Excel project at this year’s Global Cleaner Production Conference taking place in Sitges (Spain) from November 1st until November 4th 2015. SMC-Excel member Stephan Hankammer will present a case study resulting from the SMC-Excel project, which deals with Google’s modular smartphone approach “Project Ara”. This [...]

  • Stephan Hankammer wrote a new blog post: avatarBusiness model workshop at project meeting in Manisa, Turkey   2 years, 2 months ago · View

    Thumbnail In September 2015 the project consortium met in Manisa (Turkey) for its fourth project meeting hosted by VESTEL Electronics. In this project meeting we mapped the current business model(s) used by VESTEL for their domestic market on the one hand and their international market on the other hand. Furthermore we created a box of bricks [...]

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