Accelerating Global Supply Chains with IT-Innovation

ITAIDE Tools and Methods

  • Yao-Hua Tan
  • Niels Björn-Andersen
  • Stefan Klein
  • Boriana Rukanova

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Boriana Rukanova, Niels Björn-Andersen, Fred van Ipenburg, Stefan Klein, Godfried Smit, Yao-Hua Tan
      Pages 3-27
  3. Living Labs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Allen Higgins, Stefan Klein
      Pages 31-36
    3. Boriana Rukanova, Ziv Baida, Jianwei Liu, Eveline van Stijn, Yao-Hua Tan, Wout Hofman et al.
      Pages 37-54
    4. Jussi Autere, Kari Korpela, Katrine Augustinussen
      Pages 55-71
    5. Stefan Henningsson, Niels Bjørn-Andersen, Alexander Schmidt, Barbara Flügge, Helle Zinner Henriksen
      Pages 73-89
    6. Allen Higgins
      Pages 91-108
    7. Stefan Klein, Allen Higgins, Alexander Kipp, Anita Mangan
      Pages 109-122
  4. ITAIDE Information Infrastructure (I3) Framework

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Stefan Henningsson, Richard Budel, Uri Gal, Yao-Hua Tan
      Pages 137-156
    3. Ziv Baida, Frank Koldijk, Yao-Hua Tan, Allen Higgins
      Pages 157-173
    4. Barbara Flügge, Alexander Schmidt, Marta Raus, Tobias Vogel
      Pages 175-200
    5. Slawomir Ulankiewicz, Stefan Henningsson, Niels Bjørn-Andersen, Barbara Flügge
      Pages 201-222
    6. Jianwei Liu, Wout Hofman, Yao-Hua Tan
      Pages 223-253
    7. Stefan Klein, Allen Higgins, Boriana Rukanova
      Pages 255-269
  5. Lessons for Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 271-271
    2. Alexander Kipp, Marta Raus, Janwei Liu, Stefan Klein
      Pages 273-284
    3. Eveline van Stijn, Thayanan Phuaphanthong, Somnuk Keretho, Markus Pikart, Wout Hofman, Yao-Hua Tan
      Pages 285-317
  6. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 319-319
    2. Yao-Hua Tan, Niels Bjorn-Andersen, Stefan Klein, Boriana Rukanova, Fred van Ipenburg, Godfried Smit
      Pages 321-332
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 333-379

About this book


One of the major challenges for European governments is to solve the dilemma of increasing the security and reducing fraud in international trade, while at the same time reducing the administrative burden for commercial as well as public administration organisations.

To address these conflicting demands, the ITAIDE project has developed a large set of innovative IT-related tools and methods that enable companies to be better in control of their business operations. These tools and methods have been integrated in the ITAIDE Information Infrastructure (I3) framework.

By using the I3 framework, companies are better positioned to apply for the Trusted Trader status, and enjoy trade facilitation benefits such as simplified customs procedures and fewer inspections of their goods. Hence, the I3 framework can contribute to making global supply chains faster, cheaper, and more secure.

The I3 framework has been tested and validated in five real-life Living Labs, spanning four different sectors of industry, and conducted in five different EU countries. National Tax & Customs organizations from various European countries have actively participated in the Living Labs.

The United Nations CEFACT group, experts from the World Customs Organization and representatives of key industry associations have also provided valuable feedback and ideas for the Living Labs and the project in general.


IT innovation Living Lab e-Customs international trade trade simplification

Editors and affiliations

  • Yao-Hua Tan
    • 1
  • Niels Björn-Andersen
    • 2
  • Stefan Klein
    • 3
  • Boriana Rukanova
    • 4
  1. 1., Dept. of Economics and Business Admin.Vrije UniversityAmsterdam HVNetherlands
  2. 2., Department of InformaticsCopenhagen Business SchoolFrederiksbergDenmark
  3. 3., Institut f. WirtschaftsinformatikUniversität MünsterMünsterGermany
  4. 4., Dept. of Economics and Business Admin.Vrije University AmsterdamAmsterdam HVNetherlands

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-15668-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-15669-4
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