Bringing data under control

The Fraunhofer Center for Applied Research on Supply Chain Services SCS leverages data to optimize business processes by combining economic methods and technological solutions with mathematical procedures and models: at its Nuremberg and Bamberg sites, the Center designs data spaces for complete networked systems and rapidly deployable IoT prototypes, develops cutting-edge data analytics methods in concrete applications, and supports the organizational and strategic implementation of the digital transformation.

Focus topics at the SCS

In pursuit of our vision, we have defined three overarching focus topics.


Data spaces and IoT prototypes

Freeing data from application and system constraints and making it portable


Cutting-edge data analytics methods

Extracting the unique assets in companies’ data using analytics methods and artificial intelligence


Strategy and organization in the digital transformation

Bringing new perspectives to companies and guiding them through the challenges of digital transformation

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Business units

Based on the insights from our fields of research, we devise concrete advisory services for specific sectors and client groups. Find out more about our range of services in the business units »Logistics, Transport and Mobility«, »Wholesale and B2B Markets«, »Digital Production« and »Smart Services«.


Focus projects

Find out more about our current focus projects in our fields of research.


Scientific expertise in the reference process

The methodological expertise developed in our fields of research is informed by our specially developed Reference Process for Digital Transformation. Read about what this initiative means to us, and how we can use our expertise to comprehensively support companies.

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Welcome to Fraunhofer SCS

There are various ways to collaborate with us, and it’s often easier than you think. Feel free to contact us – we look forward to hearing from you.