Data tracking unifier GateHouse Logistics today announces that it has become a member of the Industrial Data Space e.V. (IDS) user association to participate in the development of reference architecture for Industry 4.0 software solutions and business models.
Launched by European research organisation Fraunhofer in January 2016, the Association brings together science and industry to develop open architecture models for all sectors turning to the applied use of Industry 4.0. Examples include smart manufacturing, and smart supply chains. The Association has its roots in Germany and aims to become a global organisation open to all researchers and industry members.
The most important requirements to be met by the reference architecture model comprise data sovereignty, decentral data management, data economy, easy linkage of data between data providers and data consumers, certification of data services and participants, securing data in the supply chain and data governance.
“Digital transformation and “Industry 4.0” are key success factors for companies in Germany,” says Dr. Reinhold Achatz, Chairman of the Board, Industrial Data Space Association. “The association ensures that the specific interests of the industry contribute to the research work. At the same time, companies will have faster access to the results from the Industrial Data Space research project and be able to implement them faster too.
“Industry 4.0 is at the heart of tomorrow’s smarter, connected supply chain ecosystems and GateHouse Logistics is well-positioned to bring its expertise to IDS in the development of next generation data models,” adds Lars Mohr Jensen, partner and product manager, GateHouse Logistics. “Our proven ghTrack data platform is an example of how all involved in the supply chain can benefit from next generation data management and exchange technologies.”
About GateHouse Logistics A/S
GateHouse Logistics A/S is a wholly owned subsidiary of the GateHouse Group. Its logistics systems track over 200,000 units each day in ships, trucks and planes. The firm’s flagship ghTrack Platform provides transparency and visibility of all assets and deliveries throughout the entire supply chain. Users of GateHouse’s unique data aggregation services are the world’s leading transport companies and retail/wholesale companies and manufacturers. ghTrack is hardware agnostic and compatible with all telematics systems. The unified data stream can easily be integrated in any business system. Visit www.gatehouselogistics.com