GIR

Integrated Risk Management of Supply Chain

The GIR project aims to provide an effective ICT solution to improve the security of hazardous goods transport. The software tool developed during the project will assist safety advisers in managing compliance with transport regulations and also exploiting information related to transported goods, the communication of which can be extremely useful in the event of an accident. This information will be communicated by modules embedded in transport containers.

GIR

Integrated Risk Management of Supply Chain

The GIR project aims to provide an effective ICT solution to improve the security of hazardous goods transport. The software tool developed during the project will assist safety advisers in managing compliance with transport regulations and also exploiting information related to transported goods, the communication of which can be extremely useful in the event of an accident. This information will be communicated by modules embedded in transport containers.

Objectives

The massive volume of regulations applying to different means of transport of hazardous goods (road, rail, maritime, waterways) and various national adaptations and amendments to these regulations makes the tasks of safety advisers extremely difficult.

The main objective of the project is to assist safety advisers in their management of hazardous goods transport by automating protocols monitoring, conformity checking, reports generations, products compatibility verification, and critical events handling (accident).

CETIC is mainly responsible for developing the embedded alert module and its integration with the overall solution.

Results

CETIC elaborated a survey on the embedded alert systems detailing their characteristics and respective usage context. In addition, a study on the traceability techniques applicable to hazardous goods transport was conducted with special focus on systems and solutions related to RFID technology.

In addition, the specifications of the embedded application were elaborated and a comparative analysis of various generic hardware platforms allowed the selection of the module to be used for the alert.

The development of the different building blocks of the alert system is in progress.

Added Value

The GIR solution will have a positive impact on work of the safety advisers responsible for ensuring compliance with regulations in companies which transport hazardous goods. The tool will help them to save time by automating tedious and human-error-prone tasks such as checking, monitoring, protocols validations, report generation, etc. The automatic alert module will also allow quicker response and better management of serious incidents like transport accidents.