GPICS represents an abstraction of a PI supply chain network, based on the four Key PI capabilities which correspond to a different LL within ICONET. GPICS makes a representation of a real-world system by creating a conceptual model for a generic geographic area, a series of descriptive elements, the logical relationships relative to the components of the system, the input and output data and a set of capabilities for different scenarios configuration.
The final purpose of the Generic PI Case Study (GPICS), based on the ICONET Living Labs, is to investigate and produce a PI Hubs Plan with the position, size and number of hubs needed to efficiently link the long-distance network to urban areas, and use it for simulation of key PI scenarios to analyze PI performance at different scales and granularity levels, in terms of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). To make this possible, the GPICS of ICONET has been addressed as a conceptual framework or an abstraction of the sum of each Living Lab project.
ICONET’s GPICS is defined on the basis of six interrelated dimensions covering from the necessary modelling components and the rules of base configuration (Modelling Kit) up to the capabilities of scenarios’ definition/parameterization (based on operational rules, business models and vertical and horizontal collaboration strategies among different roles in the supply chain) including Master Datasets, which concern and are relevant to a Geographic Area within the EU, which will allow the instantiation of the GPICS and the creation of the PI Hubs Plan. As mentioned above, the GPICS also includes a set of key performance benchmarks Baseline Key Performance Indicators for the evaluation of different PI scenarios, based in different combination of the configuration capabilities of those scenarios.
The instantiation of each of these six dimensions, for example the selection of a specific region with its master data or the determination of a concrete configuration of the modelling kit, establishes a GPICS definition.
The associated PI Hubs Plan to the GPICS, propose initial locations and scope of PI Hubs that are assumed to form the core of the future PI network.
Initial set of PI Hubs – PI Hubs Plan v1
Written by David Cipres, Itainnova, June 2019