Information systems for interconnected logistics

The ambition of the working group is to define research and innovation paths that need to be addressed to achieve real-time (re)configurable supply chains in (global) supply chain networks with available and affordable ICT solutions for all types of companies and participants. In essence, this is a requirement to enable a Physical Internet: an open global logistic system founded on physical, digital, and operational interconnectivity, enabled through encapsulation of goods, standard interfaces and protocols. The aim the Physical Internet vision is to move, store, produce, supply and use physical objects throughout the world in a manner that is economically, environmentally and socially efficient and sustainable.

Key milestones

  • 2020 – Interoperability between networks and IT applications for logistics
  • 2030 – Full visibility throughout the supply chain
  • 2040 – Fully functional and operating open logistics networks
  • 2050 – Physical Internet


Chair: Nik Delmeire, European Shippers Council


  • Andreas Nettsträter – Fraunhofer IML
  • Stefano Persi – MOSAIC


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