Digitalization-it 11 Marzo 2024


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As a consequence of the recent global pandemic, value chain processes have had to be completely transformed.  This has raised concerns about social, economic and environmental trends and their related impact on the way supply chains are organized. In this context, the ReSChape project will analyze and assess the effect of social, economic and environmental disruptions in order to provide a compilation of recommendations and proposals for new policy scenarios, including a web-based digital tool.


ReSChape has been funded by the European Commission under the HORIZON-CL2-2021-TRANSFORMATIONS-01 call; and coordinated by the Consiglio Nazionale delle Riserche (CNR). The international consortium is made up of 9 partners from 5 European countries, in addition to the United Kingdom, including universities, research centers and SMEs.

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IRIS Technology Solutions is one of the partners and leads the digital visualization strategy of the project. With the specifications and needs detected and assessed by the different stakeholders of the consortium, IRIS will create a dynamic web module for data sharing and impact assessment of different socially based parameters in a number of Supply Chains. Specifically, a framework will be designed and implemented to integrate and make available the most important results of the analytical tools developed, and a web module will give access to selected results to different types of stakeholders. Specific access profiles will be created taking into account the information needs of different users, such as industrial companies, trade and social unions and policy makers.

ReSChape's main objectives are:

  • To analyse social, economic, and environmental changes and disruptions (including COVID) and evaluate their impact on Supply Chains (SCs), identifying related challenges in terms of the relationship between countries, the configuration of the network and the impact on employment.
  • To study and propose a set of SC models for the evolution of global SC integrating strategies like resource efficiency, closed-loop, and humanitarian as a way to increase EU resilience and sustainability, digitalization will be studied as a way to establish new paths for social inclusion considering the needs of urban and rural areas.
  • To develop Innovative tools for monitoring and assessing sectoral trade patterns and defining mechanisms to evaluate the relationship between disruptions, like pandemics, and global value chains taking into consideration the impact on employment, economic growth, incomes, etc., also in the long term.
  • To develop innovative policy scenarios with recommendations for future global value chains based on Key horizontal issues impacting several sectors and will provide recommendations for EU, national and sectoral strategies, policy measures and targeted actions aimed at shaping fair, inclusive and sustainable trade patterns and SCs.

The ReSChape project has been distributed in 5 different Work Packages:

  • Project Management
  • Global Trends and Innovative Supply Chain Models
  • Impact of New Supply Chain Models on Social Indicators
  • Elaboration of policy scenarios
  • Dissemination and Communication


ReSChape is planned to last 36 months, starting in October 2022 and ending in October 2025.

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