ICT Platform

Current automotive EOL supply chain is fragmented and information on available post-use components, reusable, remanufactured and recycled parts is only partially available systematically to all supply chain players. In addition, there is no clear understanding of the potential supply chain partners able to cooperate in certain product fields. These are serious barriers to establish efficient EOL practices for E&EHVs, especially during the transition period to electric and hybrid vehicles in which their number is relatively limited.

In CarE-Service a new ICT platform will be realized to integrate the processes of all stakeholders of the new circular supply chains.

The main features of the platform will be:

  • showcase the availability of parts, being them:
    I. reusable parts disassembled and certified by the SMM;
    II. parts disassembled form ELVs, that can be acquired by companies in the re-use chains for remanufacturing and recycling;
    III. remanufactured and recycled parts produced in the supply chain, that can be acquired by repair/maintenance service companies, OEMs, components suppliers and companies operating in other supply chains;
  • manage orders, delivery and tracking of the parts, exploiting eventual bidding mechanisms;
  • show customers’ demand (requests for quotation), which may trigger operations of the reuse chain;
  • book the service of the SMMs and manage their optimal routing considering orders and the availability/location of post-use E&HEVs;
  • select a logistics partner that has the necessary permits to handle that specific type of part;
  • provide a map and a search engine for locations where the end-of-live EV can be returned;
  • elaborate statistics, exploiting big data managed in the platform and by the SMMs, allowing to build consolidated knowledge on post-use E&EHVs.

Platform benefits:

  • enable the creation of a new wide marketplace of certified reusable, remanufactured and recycled parts for E&EHVs and for other supply chains.
  • contribute to reduce the post-used parts sourcing risk for reuse supply chain members, since it will aggregate the offering of small quantities of parts by different suppliers (even single parts).
  • reduce uncertainty about conditions of post-used parts since they will be pre-tested.
  • reduce market risk, due to the fact that the reuse value chain will be triggered and will plan activities according to the effective market demand of specific parts.
  • contribute to coordinate and optimize the operations of reuse chains, since optimal solutions can be identified by matching the real-time availability of parts, their proximity to the customers and the available capacity of supply chain actors.