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Collaborative Communication Driven Decision Management in Non Hierarchical Supply Chains of the Electronic Industry

Objective

The European electronic industry faces strong competition with far eastern and US manufacturers. European companies have to respond with improved flexibility to changing requirements and collaborate across the supply chain effectively capitalizing on collaborative decision making, shorter distances, high skill levels and shared cultural understanding. To do so in the electronic industry a number of non-hierarchical networks are forming The new collaboration level requires a higher level of coordination on tactical and strategic management level and therefore a new level of data and information sharing with network partners. Managers have to distinguish in a new manner between shareable and non shareable information. As they weren’t obliged to do this in the past tools and methods are missing. The CONVERGE project closes this gap by providing a framework and tools for exchanging tactical and strategic information for decision making in non-hierarchical supply chain networks. CONVERGE delivers a de-centralized decision support system for production planning and resource optimization based on 1) a new reference model for inter-organizational decision taking, 2) deployment methods to adapt the generic reference model to application fields, networks and companies and 3) existing software supporting customer and supplier relations. Besides scientific and technological experts the CONVERGE consortium involves a) four manufacturing companies addressing directly their network problems and b) a supply chain interest group (non funded) representing the companies’ network partners. This ensures a high industrial impact and dissemination level. In about 5 years the expected cost saving is in the order of 180 Mio. € just assuming a diffusion rate of 10% of the 600 European Electronic Manufacturing Service companies.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2008-SMALL-2
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

CAS SOFTWARE AG
Address
Cas Weg 1-5
76131 Karlsruhe
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 431 395
Administrative Contact
Alexa Schumacher (Ms.)

Participants (9)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 281 646
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Philippe Leconte (Mr.)
MAGNETI MARELLI FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 149 180
Address
Rue Des Hautes Patures 45
92721 Nanterre
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Cédric Martin (Mr.)
DELTA TECHNOLOGIES SUD OUEST
France
EU contribution
€ 91 880
Address
Rue Michel Labrousse La Miason Des Lois 2
31000 Toulouse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Guy Canova (Mr.)
MILTECH HELLAS BIOMICHANIA EMPORIOANTIPROSOPEIES ILEKTRONIKON OPTIKON KAI MICHANOLOGIKON EIDON AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 80 350
Address
Metaxa Street 90
19002 Pagkrati Paiania
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
John Spanoudakis (Mr.)
SINGULARLOGIC ANONYMI ETAIREIA PLIROFORIAKON SYSTIMATON KAI EFARMOGONPLIROFORIKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 240 813
Address
Achaias 3 & Troizinias
14564 Nea Kifisia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stelios Pantelopoulos (Mr.)
SZEGEDI TUDOMANYEGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 124 560
Address
Dugonics Ter 13
6720 Szeged
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Patricia Frittmann (Ms.)
BIBA - BREMER INSTITUT FUER PRODUKTION UND LOGISTIK GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 271 122
Address
Hochschulring 20
28359 Bremen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sylvie Gavirey (Dr.)
SIEGERT ELECTRONIC GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 70 080
Address
Pfannenstielstrasse 10
90556 Cadolzburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christa Schmaus (Ms.)
THE OPEN UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 127 456
Address
Walton Hall
MK7 6AA Milton Keynes
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michelle Bailey (Ms.)