First ever federative network of information exchange platforms: ‘AEOLIX-SELIS’ developing end to end supply visibility across the supply chains
Athens and Brussels, 18 July 2018
AEOLIX and SELIS consortia that include project partners in Belgium, France, Italy, Netherlands, Germany, Greece, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, UK, Slovenia, Ireland and Portugal will start developing and testing end to end supply chain visibility across the supply chains.
AEOLIX and SELIS facilitated the involvement of its partners in those countries into the AEOLIX project (Architecture for EurOpean Logistics Information eXchange) and SELIS project (Shared European Logistics Intelligent Information Space).
The goal is to streamline logistics operations by developing a cloud-based IT platform for supply chain actors to exchange data and services. The AEOLIX-SELIS approach is the first step towards fully digital transport operations with clear benefits for the transport industry: lower costs and greater transparency, to make logistics more efficient and the AEOLIX and SELIS projects are key contributors to achieving this goal.”
Eusebiu Catana, PM of AEOLIX, said ”To address the challenges and reap the benefits of data sharing in supply and logistics, a federative network of platforms and peer-to-peer solutions is required, a network of interoperable platforms should be created by means of protocols supporting the data sharing services thus allowing that individual organization to electronically share data with all relevant other stakeholders’’.
Nikos Tsampieris, PM of SELIS said “Standardization of platform services enables individual platform providers to increase their market share, individual organizations, all enterprises and authorities, to select a solution of choice, and innovative companies and SMES to develop novel functionalities and deploy new services and innovative apps. Since there are many stakeholders involved, governance needs to be established to ensure sustainability of the solution.”
By using a federative network of two platforms AEOLIX-SELIS for the trial, the transport operators across Europe will be able to input electronically, store logistics information and exchange data in real time.
With the support of EC funding, the AEOLIX members, ATOS, PTV, UNITS, GeoNLS CERTH, T-SYSTEMS, together with the SELIS members ILS, ICCS, CLMS, eBOS and ELGEKA, will set up a ‘living lab’ of “end to end supply visibility across the supply chains”.
The piloting of a federative network of platforms is in line with the European Commission’s recommendations of DTLF (Digital Transport Logistics Forum) and vision of the future of logistics.
Dr Nikos Tsampieris and Dr Eusebiu Catana conluded that, “AEOLIX and SELIS are very glad to be able to involve its members in this innovative approach and work together towards a digital exchange infrastructure and more efficient future for mobility.”