Proven to be effective
CASSANDRA (Common Assessment and Analysis of Risk in Global Supply Chains) was intended to improve transparency in the logistical supply chain. This European project also aimed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of border controls, as well as logistical operations. This makes it a socio-technological puzzle on a global scale, and therefore an exciting challenge for researchers such as those in the TPM’s ICT section. CASSANDRA reached its successful conclusion in May 2014. A pilot involving port companies in China and the UK proved that optimum sharing of data results in extremely efficient logistics.


The follow-up to CASSANDRA
CORE is a new EU project in the context of FP7 and a large-scale follow-up to CASSANDRA. It is one of Europe’s largest transport security research projects and aims to implement the data pipeline in international logistics across various sectors. The project started this year and runs until 2018.


Legal issues
NWO project JUST (JUridical and context-aware Sharing of informaTion for ensuring compliance) focuses on issues of law. Is Customs legally authorised to use information from carriers in its own risk analyses? JUST focuses on the possibilities for this, with a view to improving regulatory compliance. The research project is a collaborative venture between TU Delft, Erasmus University Rotterdam and Maersk Line IT.


Management mechanisms
The Netherlands has been an important trading country for centuries based on the combination of the ability both to quickly and efficiently organise trade, logistics and transport, and to efficiently comply with the relevant regulations in the international business environment. SAtIN (Supply Chain Control and Compliance) will lead to new control mechanisms in international supply chains that contribute to this combined objective. SAtIN is a joint project involving TU Delft, TU Eindhoven, business partners ASML, IBM, Philips, Seacon Logistics and research partners TNO and CWI.