Procurement & Finance in Supply Chain Management

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Projects

Find out everything about our current research projects and cooperations.

 

Current Topics

Stuttgart / Dortmund, May 11, 2021 – Stuttgart-based software provider AEB SE and the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML are working together on a blockchain-based customs solution. The goal of the project, which is part of the Blockchain Europe research initiative: Develop end-to-end digital and largely automated customs processing.

What We Do

 

decentralized & reliable:

Blockchain & Smart Contracts

A blockchain enables both the decentralization of transaction management and the automation of processes and organizational principles.

We support you in identifying use cases for Smart Contracts in the physical and financial value chain and beyond.

 

concrete implementation:

Management of Industry 4.0

Based on the key question "What is the benefit of industry 4.0 for your company and how can an implementation be realized", answers to various questions regarding the management of industry 4.0 will be developed together with selected industry partners. Using a developed business case calculator, innovative business models can be evaluated...

 

synchronization of financial & material flows:

Financial Supply Chain Management

In the financial supply chain, the financial flows of the entire supply chain are considered in order to identify various benefits for manufacturers, suppliers and financial service providers. This area is divided into Supply Chain Finance and Smart Finance. 

 

bridging the gap:

Smart Finance

The harmonisation of financial and material flows is at the forefront of Smart Finance. The use of new technologies such as Smart Contracts and Blockchains for the digitization of financial flows or Smart Payment (B2B) for the digitization of transaction processes brings significant advantages for companies identified in the area of Smart Finance.

 

industry 4.0 in procurement:

Procurement 4.0

Purchasing plays a special role in the implementation of Industry 4.0. It is the internal interface to the company and the external interface to the partners in the entire supply chain. Purchasing therefore undoubtedly has a great responsibility for the entire company.

The current study "Digitization of Purchasing - Purchasing 4.0" gives you initial guidance on the implementation of Industry 4.0 in Purchasing.

 

customized processes & systems:

Supply Chain Operations

Supply chain operations focus on processes and systems tailored to your individual situation and future requirements. You have the task, we have the path.

Acute need for optimisation, planned further development or the advancement of innovations - whatever drives you, we will be happy to support you!

Who We Are

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Austerjost M., Kamphues J.: Technologie in der Lieferkette: Heirat von Waren und „Blockchain Device“. In: Ixtenso-Magazin für den Einzelhandel. Bonn, 2021.

Middendorf H., Kaczmarek S., Straub N., Kreyenborg A., Austerjost M.,  Henke M.: Task and Hurdles of Digital Transformation in Companies – a Multidimensional Literature-Based Comparison. In: Conference on Production Systems and Logistics. Vancouver, 2021.

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Petri, A.: LOUISE Bottrop liefert und kauft ein. In: Bottroper Zeitung. Bottrop, 2020.

Heller T., Jakob S., Kiklhorn D., Korkmaz T.: Blockchain-basierte Smart Maintenance Plattform (Publizierter Anwendungsfall). Im: Blockchain Reallabor - Rheinisches Revier. Dortmund, 2020.

Lücke M., Jeftic M.: Smarte Grundversorgung. In: Trend Report. 2020.

Henke M., Schulte A., Jakob S.: Blockchain-basiertes Supply Chain Management. In: ten Hompel M., Vogel-Heuser B., Bauernhansl T. (Hrsg.): Handbuch Industrie 4.0. Berlin, Heidelberg, 2020.

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Hülsbömer D.: Der Container wird zum Steuermann. In: BIP - Best in Procurement (Fachmagazin). Frankfurt, 2020.

Schulte A., Jakob S., Korkmaz T.: Track and Trace in der Supply Chain (Publizierter Anwendungsfall). Im: Blockchain Reallabor - Rheinisches Revier. Dortmund, 2020.

Schulte A., Jakob S., Korkmaz T.: Dokumente im Transportwesen (Publizierter Anwendungsfall). Im: Blockchain Reallabor - Rheinisches Revier. Dortmund, 2020.

Schulte A., Jakob S., Korkmaz T.: Smart Finance und Micropayments zur Umsetzung von Payper-Use-Modellen (Publizierter Anwendungsfall). Im: Blockchain Reallabor - Rheinisches Revier. Dortmund, 2020.

Schulte A., Piastowski H., Jakob S., Radtke C., Korkmaz T.: Effiziente Produktionsversorgungskreisläufe in Wertschöpfungsnetzwerken (Publizierter Anwendungsfall). Im: Blockchain Reallabor - Rheinisches Revier. Dortmund, 2020.

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Sprenger D., Jakob S.: IDS and Blockchain in Logistics. In: Fraunhofer position paper "Challenges and Potentials of a Logistic Data Space", Dortmund, 2019.

Sprenger P., Sparer D. (2019): Blockchain and AI – Cyber-Physical Production Systems. In: GEIE ERCIM (eds.): ERCIM News 119 – Smart Things Everywhere. ISSN: 0926-4981.

Broza-Abut N., Schulte A., Conrad D., Kaumanns J. (2019): Innovative Pricing Modelle. In: ten Hompel M., Vogel-Heuser B., Bauernhansl T. (eds.): Handbuch Industrie 4.0. Berlin, Heidelberg, 2019.

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Henke M., Schulte A., Jakob S. (2019): Blockchain-basiertes Supply Chain Management. In: ten Hompel M., Vogel-Heuser B., Bauernhansl T. (eds.): Handbuch Industrie 4.0. Berlin, Heidelberg, 2019.

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Prinz W., Schulte A. (eds.): Fraunhofer-Positionspapier "Blockchain und Smart Contracts - Technologien, Forschungsfragen und Anwendungen. Dortmund, 2017.