360° Supply Chain

Target group

Supply Chain Manager


Manufacturing & process industry


Product & asset

With digital transformation in the manufacturing and process industries comes far-reaching consequences for the supply chain. The entire production network, an ecosystem of suppliers, production, logistics and sales, must combine information from a wide variety of sources, evaluate it and exploit it for precise planning. Flows of goods must be optimized, inventories reduced and potential delivery risks predicted. In addition, increased requirements for sustainability and traceability must be met.

A transparent as well as data-driven supply chain is the key to the required supply chain performance. With Linksphere, you link all relevant artifacts of your value chain, visualize the dependencies and provide the information to the actors centrally. Make your supply chain transparent, manage your flow of goods and processes with foresight and minimize your risks.


Increased productivity
Faster responsiveness
More robust production
Reduction in inventory levels
Compliance with guidelines
Use Case

End of Life Vehicles (ELV Directive)

The European End of Life Vehicles (ELV) Directive 2000/53/EC regulates the recycling of motor vehicles within the European Union (EU). In order for car manufacturers to comply and demonstrate compliance with this directive, suppliers are also required to act.


It is discovered that some of a supplier's components exceed the maximum limit of hazardous substances. To avoid having to shut down production completely, only those parts should be identified that contain components from the affected supplier. This requires time-consuming, sometimes manual, research by component managers and data analysts. For every plant is controlled locally and individually, procures its components from different suppliers and stores the information in its own non-connected systems. Use an Enterprise Knowledge Graph (EKG) from Linksphere as a carrier for these connections. By automating the construction and updating of the EKG, the interrelationships can be easily created and retrieved at any time at the push of a button.

Use Case

Traceability for declarable substances (Recommendation 019)

Due to the deactivation of Recommendation 019 in the context of the International Material Data System (IMDS), as of March 2021, all manufactured and resold components must contain an exact breakdown of their components and their respective quantities.


Given complex production environments with individual BOMs and material numbers for each plant, breaking down the missing information for a valid IMDS entry is only possible manually and individually per plant. Let an Enterprise Knowledge Graph (EKG) from Linksphere be the carrier of these relationships. Through the automated construction and updating of the EKG, the correlations can be easily created and queried at any time at the push of a button.

Use Case

Further use cases:

  • Shortage Management
  • Supply Chain Collaboration
Use Case

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