Supply chains – welcome to the new level of digital networking

SC3 is a unique ECSEL “Communication and Support Action” project with the aim to take the Supply Chain Management (SCM) of production in Europe to a new level. Based on the Internet of Things (IoT) and linking the real with the digital world, it will push a close interaction to a smooth and transparent collaboration making even highly complex supply chains resilient, flexible and agile.

Technically, the project focuses on merging a Digital Reference (DR) platform including its ontology with a Generic Data Model (GDM). In other words, SC3 intends to create a common language for total collaboration between humans and machines and all partners involved.

Interconnect things

One language to interconnect things               

To fully use the potentials of IoT it takes a seamless interconnection of things and single procedures across value chains and a smooth collaboration among all participants involved. The method of choice is a common language based on the Semantic Web and its ontology. While already used in business-to-customer (B2C) environments, SC3 will prepare it for the far more complex field of business-to-business (B2B), namely the semiconductor industry.

Lingua franca

Lingua franca for humans and machines       

As a Semantic Web model and its ontologies of semiconductor supply chains, a Digital Reference (DR) platform for the complete industry will act as a lingua franca to handle data of different quality and structure from various sources. Integrated and presented in a unified view, a common understanding of concepts across all data sources is defined, empowering humans and computers to collaborate and converse in a common language.

Far beyond boundaries

Completely interlinked and far beyond boundaries

Providing the benefits of digital twins, the Generic Data Model (GDM) as a simulation-based planning system for the semiconductor supply chain is a gate opener for a comprehensive collaborative supply chain management with access also to external parties. And, based on the Semantic Web, DR will act as a data structure providing a common framework to share and reuse data across application, enterprise, and community boundaries. Fusing GDM with DR will channel them to an even broader community and other industrial domains.


  The project receives grants from the European H2020 research and innovation programme,
ECSEL Joint Undertaking, under grant agreement no. 101007312

Project Facts

Short Name: SC3-Project

Full Name: SC3 Semantically Connected Semiconductor Supply Chains

Duration: 01.10.2020 - 30.09.2023

Total Costs: 1.99 Mio €

Consortium: 5 partners from 2 countries

Coordinator: Infineon Technologies AG