SAP Research presented the RESCUEIT prototype at the Seagital Conference. Seagital is gathering international maritime professionals and innovative software companies.
RESCUEIT is the first French German research project, funded by ANR and BMBF, in the scope of the secure supply chain management system. 8 academic and industrial partners are involved in RESCUEIT, together with end-users such as REWE, Kuhne and Nagel, Dr Oectker, Groupe Casino, Baam, Eisbar.
With the growing pressure from regulations to enhance security, while needing to control and lower the costs, Supply Chain Management (SCM) has to face an end-to-end problematic: the proper modeling of complete supply chain, while including relevant security requirements, and leveraging real world information to both assess the security level and enforce the security requirements. In this context, sensors and RFIDs appear as an important assets for securing and optimizing of Supply Chain Management Systems.
In the presented prototype is addressing the tracking of chemicals shipped from an harbor outside of Europe, toward Le Havre harbor, France. After custom checks, the goods are shipped and stored in a K+N warehouse, before being shipped to Casino supermarket. Along the supply chain, goods are monitored with sensor nodes, in order to check any regulation violation during transportation, storage or manipulation. For example, we check the incompatibility with product stored close to the monitored good, or the ambient temperature in order to prevent explosion.