Wednesday, April 4th, 2018
We consider a Logistics Cluster as an agglomeration of several types of firms and operations: Logistics Service providers (transportation, 3PL); Logistics operations (warehousing, cross docking); Linked logistics industries (ICT, maintenance). A Logistics Cluster offers advantages for members: Simplified trust creation; Tacit exchange of knowledge; collaboration incubation; R&D attraction; Suppliers’ attraction
CLUSTERS 2.0’s ambition is to advance in collaborative logistics at all levels: Supply chain collaboration, collaboration within logistics clusters and across logistics clusters.
Its achievement will be based on the following aspects:
The following actions will be performed during the project:
Clusters 2.0 is aligned with the Physical Internet deployment roadmap defined by ALICE
CLUSTERS 2.0 has three main developments at its core, detailed below:
Terminals operating in a region are typically working independently from other terminals without joint management tools that could improve overall performance and provide smart specialized services as a cluster of hubs.
Focusing on this, Cluster Community System (CluCS) is an IT platform optimizing the functioning of the Proximity Terminal Networks (PTN). This will allow a coordinated management of multiple hubs with different specializations, creating synergies and linking the cluster to different TEN-T corridors.
The ambitions of this result are:
The goal is improving supply chain efficiency based on NMLU, a standard fixed size flexible load unit capable of supporting modal shift and micro hub distribution.
NMLU prototypes are being designed and developed, as well as handling technology. It is an objective to develop modular load unit container prototypes which must fill optimally a 13,6 trailer and a row of modular load units must also fit to the 20, 40 or 45 feet container dimensions, which will be authorized and homologated to be used for both road and rail transportation, and urban distribution oriented.
CLUSTERS 2.0 will provide a crucial step towards a more sustainable transport system in Europe. Our aim is to enhance collaboration of logistics companies and increase freight managed in logistics clusters resulting in an increase in load factors and enhanced use of intermodal transport. Thus, with the implementation of CLUSTERS 2.0 procedures and tools short, mid and long term effects can be stimulated leading to less CO2 emitted from the transport logistics sector as well as to less congestions on European roads.
CLUSTERS 2.0 presentations at ALICE Booth:
Email contact: email@example.com
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