Accelerating Global Supply Chains with IT-Innovation: ITAIDE Tools and Methods

Accelerating Global Supply Chains with IT-Innovation: ITAIDE Tools and Methods


One of the major challenges for European governments is to solve the dilemma of increasing the security and reducing fraud in international trade, while at the same time reducing the administrative burden for commercial as well as public administration organisations.

To address these conflicting demands, the ITAIDE project has developed a large set of innovative IT-related tools and methods that enable companies to be better in control of their business operations. These tools and methods have been integrated in the ITAIDE Information Infrastructure (I3) framework.

By using the I3 framework, companies are better positioned to apply for the Trusted Trader status, and enjoy trade facilitation benefits such as simplified customs procedures and fewer inspections of their goods. Hence, the I3 framework can contribute to making global supply chains faster, cheaper, and more secure.

The I3 framework has been tested and validated in five real-life Living Labs, spanning four different sectors of industry, and conducted in five different EU countries. National Tax & Customs organizations from various European countries have actively participated in the Living Labs.

The United Nations CEFACT group, experts from the World Customs Organization and representatives of key industry associations have also provided valuable feedback and ideas for the Living Labs and the project in general.

Table of contents

Front Matter....Pages i-xi
Front Matter....Pages 1-1
Introduction....Pages 3-27
Front Matter....Pages 29-29
Introduction to the Living Lab Approach....Pages 31-36
Beer Living Lab Intelligent Data Sharing....Pages 37-54
Paper Living Lab Integration of SMEs....Pages 55-71
Food Living Lab Complexity of Export Trade....Pages 73-89
Drug Living Lab Cold Chain Monitoring....Pages 91-108
Drug Living Lab Supply Chain Security and Control....Pages 109-122
The Concept of Living Labs as Social Infrastructures for Innovation....Pages 123-133
Front Matter....Pages 135-135
ITAIDE Information Infrastructure (I3) Framework....Pages 137-156
Information Technology (IT)....Pages 157-173
Standardised Data Models....Pages 175-200
Interoperability Tools....Pages 201-222
Procedure Redesign Methods....Pages 223-253
Network Collaboration Models....Pages 255-269
Front Matter....Pages 271-271
Value Assessment of Business-to-Government IT Innovations: The Case of e-Customs....Pages 273-284
Implementation Framework for e-Solutions for Trade Facilitation....Pages 285-317
Front Matter....Pages 319-319
Conclusions....Pages 321-332
Back Matter....Pages 333-379


  • Author: Boriana Rukanova, Niels Bjrn-Andersen, Fred van Ipenburg, Stefan Klein, Godfried Smit (auth.), Yao-Hua Tan, Niels Bjrn-Andersen, Stefan Klein, Boriana Rukanova (eds.)
  • Edition: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
  • ISBN-10: 3642156681
  • ISBN-13: 9783642156687, 9783642156694
  • Pages: 391
  • Format: pdf
  • Size: 10.5M
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