In der heutigen Zeit stehen vermehrt nicht mehr nur einzelne Unternehmen miteinander in direktem Wettbewerb, sondern es konkurrieren ganze „Ketten“ von Unternehmen um Marktanteile und Wettbewerbsvorteile. Damit kommt dem Supply Chain Management (SCM) eine entscheidende Rolle für die Wettbewerbsfähigkeit von Unternehmen zu. Vor diesem Hintergrund hat in den letzten fünf Jahren das Thema „Supply Chain Risk Management“ zunehmend an Aufmerksamkeit gewonnen.
The project aims to develop a key metrics system for variety management that reduces the efforts of data gathering and combines the process and product perspectives.
Customers' demand for higher variety, and the intensification of competition drive many companies to embark on a mass customization strategy. Mass customization aims to fulfill individual customer requirements at prices that are sufficiently low to target a mass market. The satisfaction of herogeneous customer rquirements results in a high level of product variety, which can have a detrimental effects on operational performance. In a mass customization environment, variety-induced complexity can be defined from the persectives of the company, the supply chain, and the customers.
IMCOSEC follows a risk based approach to identify and characterize security gaps. Preventive measures will be discussed and a guiding concept for demonstrations in phase II will specify these measures to define an impact free and secure supply chain cost effectively and without impinging on performance. Every effort will be made to create a win-win solution between industry and supervision whereby the level of security is at an optimum level balancing effectiveness with practicability within the regulatory framework.
The economic growth rate of the Baltic Sea Region is higher than the EU average, which results in increasing heavy goods traffic. Over the past ten years, the freight volume more than doubled in the region and it is expected that the trend will grow because of the EU enlargement and the increasing trade with Russia and Belarus. Hamburg benefits from this growth since it is Germany’s most important logistic hub and a gateway for the trade with Northern and Eastern Europe.