Fraunhofer ISST at CeBIT: Networking Supply Chains with the Industrial Data Space

20.3.2017

Speed, reliability and flexibility are of the essence in logistics. But what happens, when deadlines cannot be met because a delivery verhicle is stuck in traffic or has broken down? In case of that, loading and uploading processes need to be rescheduled as soon as possible. At CeBIT (march 20 to 24, Hannover, hall 6 / booth B36), Fraunhofer Institute for Software and Systems Engineering ISST presents an app, that allows drivers, logistics companies and consignees to share data securely. The app is a use care for the »Industrial Data Space«, a virtual data room that enables sovereign data exchange between companies.

Speed, reliability and flexibility are of the essence in logistics. But what happens, when deadlines cannot be met because a delivery verhicle is stuck in traffic or has broken down? In case of that, loading and uploading processes need to be rescheduled as soon as possible. At CeBIT (march 20 to 24, Hannover, hall 6 / booth B36), Fraunhofer Institute for Software and Systems Engineering ISST presents an app, that allows drivers, logistics companies and consignees to share data securely. The app is a use care for the »Industrial Data Space«, a virtual data room that enables sovereign data exchange between companies.

Data has taken a new role thanks to digitalization. It is no longer the waste product of doing business, but rather a strategic resource that helps create innovative digital service offers. This applies for all business areas.

Logistics is an example of an industry where data and its quick availability plays a big role. Speed, reliability and flexibility are of the essence in logistics. But what happens, when deadlines cannot be met because a delivery verhicle is stuck in traffic or has broken down? Quick information sharing is immensely important in such situations to prevent a substantial loss for the dispatcher and the consignee.

But the data owner will only share data of such sensibility, when he has full control about the usage of the information. To counter this, the Fraunhofer Institute for Software and Systems Engineering IST and the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML have developd an app thar drivers can use ti quickly and securely send data to their forwarding company and customers.

A VIRTUAL DATA SPACE FOR COMPANIES

Fraunhofer ISST presents this app at CeBIT in Hannover (march 20 to 24, Hannover, hall 6 / booth B36). It is an exemplary use case for the »Industrial Data Space«, a major project oft he Fraunhofer Society funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

The Industrial Data Space helps companies optimize their digital transformation. The virtual data space is a mammoth project, with a total of 12 Fraunhofer Institutes working together to build a suitable reference architecture model. It enables companies of all sizes and across all industries to confidently share data, while ensuring that the company that shares data will retain sovereignty thanks to the decentralized data storage. The Fraunhofer ISST not only leads the development of the logistics use case but is also head of the whole project consortium of the »Industrial Data Space«.

More than 60 international companies of all industries and research organisations are already collaborating to build the »Industrial Data Space«. They are all convinced that data sovereignty in this virtual data space is a top priority. As a result, they have combined forces in the »Industrial Data Space Association« to jointly set an international standard for data sovereignty.


Further Information:

Fraunhofer Institute for Software and Systems Engineering ISST: www.isst.fraunhofer.de/en/

Industrial Data Space Association: www.industrialdataspace.org/en/