Grant agreement no: 261795. Date: 1.6.2011-31.5.2014
CASSANDRA URL: http://www.cassandra-project.eu/
The CASSANDRA project aims to make container security more efficient and effective. The project addresses the visibility needs of both business and government in the international flow of containerised cargo by developing a data sharing concept that allows an extended assessment of risks by both business and government. The CASSANDRA concept will improve supply chain visibility, efficiency of trade compliance and effectiveness of border control and supervision by combining E-Freight and E-Customs. CASSANDRA builds on previous EC FP7 projects INTEGRITY, SMART-CM and ITAIDE.
With increasing flows of containerised traffic and growing emphasis on (national) security, businesses and government are struggling to find efficient and effective means to ensure full supply chain control and security. A large number of research studies have been conducted to investigate supply chain dependencies, vulnerabilities and resilience. Supply chain security frameworks have been developed to support businesses in improving resilience and security. Governments are launching security programmes to involve in development of security standards and procedures.
Publications and presentations:
Hintsa, J. and Mohanty, S. (2014), “A literature-based qualitative framework for assessment of socio-economic negative impacts of common illicit cross-border freight logistics flows”, Proceedings of the Hamburg International Conference of Logistics, September 18-19, 2014, Hamburg.
Urciuoli L., Hintsa, J., Ahokas, J., 2013. Drivers and barriers affecting usage of e-Customs — A global survey with customs administrations using multivariate analysis techniques. Government Information Quarterly, Volume 30, Issue 4, October 2013, Pages 473–485. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0740624X13000658
Hintsa, J., Männistö, T., Urciuoli, L., Granqvist, M., 2013. Future development of e-Customs: a survey study with Swiss companies. International Journal of Electronic Government Research, Vol.8, No. 4, pp. 1-13.
Heikkurinen M., Appleton O., Urciuoli L., Hintsa J. 2013. Federated ICT for Global Supply Chains - IT Service Management in Cross-Border Trade. The 8th IFIP/IEEE International Workshop on Business-driven IT Management, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, May 27th 2013.
Abstract available at:
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/login.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6573176&url=http%3A%2F%2Fieeexplore.ieee.org%2Fiel7%2F6560458%2F6572961%2F06573176 [Accessed 6 September 2014]
Hintsa, J., Männistö T., Urciuoli, L., Ahokas, J., 2012. Does better visibility help mitigate security risks in cross-border supply chains? - Case FP7-CASSANDRA. In: e-Freight Conference 2012, Delft, the Netherlands, May, 2012.
http://www.efreightconference.com/uploadfiles/papers/efreight2012_submission_32.pdf [Accessed 6 September 2014]
Urciuoli L. 2012, Adoption of QRA and RBD techniques for estimation of investments in transport security, Proceedings of Production and Operation Management Society, Chicago (US, Illinois), April, 2012.