Successful CASSANDRA workshop
on future of supply chain visibility in Munich

During the transport logistics fair from 4th to 7th June 2013 in Munich, the CASSANDRA project team organized a workshop with the title “EU project CASSANDRA - Supporting Tomorrow‘s Logistics Chains - The Future of Supply Chain Visibility”.

The event with about 50 participants mainly focused on reports by logistics practitioners and their motivation to be involved in the project. First, Prof. Dr. Frank Arendt from Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics (Germany) welcomed the attendees. Following this, the moderator Dr. Juha Hintsa from Cross-Border Research Association (Switzerland) gave an introduction of CASSANDRA’s mission and objectives and explained the project’s approach of improving efficiency, security and compliance in international trade and logistics.

The second part of the workshop comprised two lectures on CASSANDRA’s benefits from the practitioner’s view. Sebastian Seidel from DHL (Germany) and John Prop from BAP Logistics (United Kingdom) reported on expected benefits by implementing the CASSANDRA approach as well as experiences in the Living Labs. At the end of the event, the participants had the possibility to take part in a panel discussion with the speakers and discuss the project’s aims.

Leif Peters, peters@isl.org