Application blockchain in steel supply chain & construction.

In steel industry generic formats are already widely used. An extension could be to include blockchain. Which applications are useful in practice?

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We support the steel industry and specifically we also focus a lot on steel fabricators, which are part of the construction industry. Traceability is an important part of this industry. Material certificates are linked to steel bars, but it’s also important whether welders have the right certificates and to trace it to the construction site. This often needs to be stored for a long time, because a building might only run into problems when it has been built years ago. We want to research which application blockchain can have in the steel supply chain and steel construction. Can you help us out?

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?

We support the steel industry and specifically we also focus a lot on steel fabricators, which are part of the construction industry. Traceability is an important part of this industry. Material certificates are linked to steel bars, but it’s also important whether welders have the right certificates and to trace it to the construction site. This often needs to be stored for a long time, because a building might only run
into problems when it has been built years ago.
We want to research which application blockchain can have in the steel supply chain and steel construction. There’s a generic format for construction, called IFC, that is already widely used in the industry. An extension could be proposed to use blockchain to verify the validity of the IFC. As part of this research assignment, we want to find out which applications in practice are useful for blockchain. You should research whether there’s already any solutions out there for these application or design new solution. It is important to also include factors that are important to lead to a high adoption rate to the industry, especially including factors that can be influenced by the solution.

EDUCATION

This problem has many aspects that need to be tackled that can be interesting to different study directions:

  • Business Administration
  • Business Information Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Industrial Engineering & Management

WE OFFER

Voortman and DIGI-STEEL are companies where all are willing to support one another. Companies with a pleasant working environment. We are convinced that this contributes to the performance of each and every one of us. Furthermore, we offer:

  • An allowance of €450 gross per month.
  • A travel allowance from 15 km and max. 30 km one way.
  • High-quality equipment and materials that you need to do your job well.
  • Whether you are a graduate or an intern; you are an integral part of our team. We think that’s very important.
  • A very instructive internship or graduation period at our innovative organization.
  • All freedom and responsibility to successfully complete your assignment.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

DIGI-STEEL is a start-up and member of the Voortman Steel Group, which is one of the market leaders for steel machinery. With DIGI-STEEL we introduce the first fully cloud-based software solution for steel processors. It is the next generation steel workshop management software guiding our customer’s factories into the smart industry 4.0 era.

STARTDATE

As soon as possible

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