Pilot 1. The Port trial case execution

Pilot 1 concerns the Supply Chain Services for vehicle transportation. Vehicles Transport SC Service is a complex system which can be divided in a number of processes that involve several operations and companies (purchasing, manufacturing, stevedoring, loading, unloading, storage, transportation, inspection, pre-arrival notifications, documentation management, etc.).

The process in the port (import) starts when a vessel arrives to the terminal, with the proper documentation sent to the port authority. Then vessel dock at the terminal using the nautical-technical services (pilot, tugs and moorings). Finally the vehicles are unloaded using the terminal equipment and dockers.

Criminals hire hackers in the deep web, and start a cyber-attack to the terminal systems using an email with an attachment containing malicious code. This malware silently installs a remote access service on the computer. The criminals exploit various vulnerabilities to compromise some computers and use the administrator credential to change some vehicle locations and delivery dates in the terminal system. After that, they send own drivers to collect the vehicles. Finally, attackers delete the recorded video by the CCTV cameras exploiting some vulnerabilities in the surveillance system.

Pilot 2. The Automotive Manufacturer trial case execution

Pilot 2 concerns the Supply Chain Services of an automotive manufacturer. Its business objectives are to:

  • Increase resilience of the supply chain services                                           
  • Increase saturation of systems (% of usage): logistics and impact on manufacturing             
  • Decrease logistics costs (inbound / outbound)

The objectives above are translated into the following tentative KPIs

  • Decrease of long-time downtime
  • Decrease of short-time downtime
  • Decrease of total production costs
  • Increase of throughput
  • Decrease of maintenance costs
  • Reduction of near-misses and safety issues for operators

  The main outputs of this trial case are:

  • A Pilot on the Supply Chain of automotive components and delivery of vehicles
  • An assessment of security and resilience of supply chain services, interconnected IT infrastructures and the individual devices (CPS, IoT, such as loggers) that support the operations of the SCs


Project Coordinator: Sofoklis Efremidis
Institution: Maggioli SPA
Email: info{at}
Start: 1-10-2020
Duration: 36 months
Participating organisations: 14
Number of countries: 10



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