The sedApta suite in support of Transformation Plan 5.0

Industry 4.0 marked a turning point in production, with the integration of advanced technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), and robotics.

 

Alongside these technological shifts, the issue of sustainable development is becoming increasingly urgent, encompassing all the policies defined by the United Nations Agenda 2030.

 

According to an analysis of the World Manufacturing Foundation, sustainability, alongside digitalization, are the key factors for the development of manufacturing in the coming years.

 

While technological advancements improve the development of processes and products, achieving sustainable development requires digital technologies to converge with sustainability. Therefore, manufacturing companies are increasingly focusing on this convergence to reap greater benefits through the evolution towards Industry 5.0.

 

This evolution focuses on resource optimization, efficient energy use, and waste reduction. Adopting eco-friendly production processes, implementing recycled materials, and optimizing the supply chain are at the core of the strategy. Industry 5.0 aims not only for economic growth but also for environmental protection and social welfare, often referred to as the “Triple Bottom Line” (TBL) – Environment, Society, and Economy, considered the three pillars of sustainable development.

The enabling factors, in terms of technologies, of the fifth industrial revolution, which will play a significant role in achieving sustainable production in the future, include:

  •  Smart Product, supporting Waste Reduction;
  • Virtual Processes (digital twin), supporting Energy Efficiency;
  • Extended Value Network, supporting Employee Safety;
  • Additive Manufacturing, supporting Enhanced Job Opportunities.

Another element of extreme interest, greatly enhanced through the adoption of sustainable technologies, Is governance. Through new Information Technology tools, it is possible for a society to monitor ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) processes by tracking the actions of the actors involved and structuring their interactions, as well as, automating manual time-consuming, and error-prone activities.

 

In this context, sedApta has invested in innovating its products with sustainability in mind, developing a native model of governance for the manufacturing supply chain capable of integrating different management and decision-making processes focused on sustainability, aimed at tracking, and reducing consumption.

Transformation Plan 5.0

On March 2nd, the legislation no. 19 “Further urgent provisions for the implementation of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR)” for Transformation 5.0 was enacted, . 6.3 billion Euros have been allocated aiming to give a strong boost to the evolution of the manufacturing industry towards sustainability.

 

This legislation offers incentives for investments in innovation and energy consumption reduction. It targets all companies making investments in facilities, without distinction of sector or size.

 

Investments must involve tangible and intangible instrumental assets connected to the company’s production management system. Investments must result in an energy consumption reduction between 3 and 15%, with tax credit rates varying based on the extent of savings and the volume of investment, up to 45%.

 

Companies must follow defined documentary procedures that provide certainty of incentive utilization, and the assets must be retained for at least 5 years.

 

In addition to the documentation already required for Industry 4.0 (certification of the successful interconnection of assets), an ex-ante certification is required to attest to the energy consumption reduction achievable through investments in tangible and intangible assets, and an ex-post certification is required to confirm the actual implementation of those investments.

 

Furthermore, an accounting certification by an audit is necessary, attesting to the actual incurrence of eligible expenses and their correspondence to the accounting documentation prepared by the company.

 

Both certifications must be communicated to the Energy Services Manager (GSE) to reserve and subsequently enable the incentive utilization. The GSE communicates to the Revenue Agency the company’s authorization to benefit from the incentive.

 

The implementing decree, expected within 30 days of the legislation’s entry into force, will define further details and application procedures of the plan.

Using the sedApta Suite for accessing these incentives

The concept of Digital Transformation, which has brought and continues to bring significant benefits in distribution processes, supply chains, and distribution channels and modes, has become fundamental for companies.

 

sedApta’s goal is to accompany them in this accelerated process of digitalization by offering a suite of integrated solutions capable of supporting both S&OP and S&OE processes for the planning, execution, and optimization of all levels of the supply chain.

 

Our Suite consists of software solutions supporting the analysis, monitoring, coordination, and measurement of business processes, enabling access to incentives.

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