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Secure Supply Chain Management

Objective

It is a well-known fact that collaborative supply chain management and planning reduces overall costs. Nevertheless it is not being exploited due the fact that partners are reluctant to share the necessary, but sensitive data. This is due to inherent risks associated with exposing this private data. This project proposes to use secure computation to overcome this data sharing problem in supply chain management and enable the secure collaboration and interoperation of supply chain partners to gain the advantages of knowledge-based collaborative supply chain planning, forecasting, benchmarking and management. We are extending existing techniques to more elaborate theoretical settings: first for the use case of an airplane manufacturing organization where several mutually distrustful SMEs need to collaborate in a partially integrated supply chain and second inter-enterprise where all companies in the supply chain are interoperating. We start by defining the requirements and necessary computations for each of the two use cases. We then extend the theoretical results to cover the cases of these computations if they do not exist already. Such a result is a protocol enabling this computation as part of a tool for generating the new knowledge of the computation result and managing the existing knowledge of the collaborating partners, such that it remains private. Based on the theoretical foundation we want to develop prototypes to evaluate the practical performance of the protocols. In parallel to the technical implementation track, the business track needs to identify the obstacles for the technology to be exploited. We need to identify the criteria for user acceptance of the technology and a benefit distribution model needs to be developed, such that all partners in the supply chain share the profit in a fair manner. The results of the business and technical track are combined when it comes to building the demonstration of the results.

Coordinator

SAP SE

Address

Dietmar Hopp Allee 16
69190 Walldorf

Germany

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 868 157

Administrative Contact

Frank Gottfried (Dr.)

Participants (7)

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INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY IN GERMANY BRUCHSAL GEMEINNUETZIGE GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRAENKTER HAFTUNG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 152 646

UNIVERSITAET MANNHEIM

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 166 200

EBS EUROPEAN BUSINESS SCHOOL GEMEINNUETZIGE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 169 324

FUNDACION ZARAGOZA LOGISTICS CENTER

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 29 776

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 343 162

DHITECH DISTRETTO TECNOLOGICO HIGH-TECH SCARL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 177 000

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 181 294

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 213531

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2008

  • End date

    31 January 2011

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 436 093

  • EU contribution

    € 2 087 559

Coordinated by:

SAP SE

Germany