Global supply network coordination and collaboration

Coordination and collaboration refer respectively to vertical and horizontal synergies along and across different supply-chains to increase logistics and supply chain efficiency reducing waste.

Supply Network Collaboration deals with maximising resources utilization, such as vehicle and infrastructure capacity, by matching demand from multiple shippers with available transport and logistics services from different modes and service providers (see ALICE Roadmap Towards Zero Emission Logistics Transport modes are smartly used and combined and fleets and assets are shared and used to the max).

Both coordination and collaboration can produce significant gains in terms of efficiency and sustainability and represent a big step towards the Physical Internet, leading the transition from individually managed supply chains to open supply networks enabling structural collaboration.

Within this thematic group we build and share knowledge and practical guidance and use cases to reduce emissions and increase efficiency of supply chains following the specific strategies and targets and in the different scopes included in the figure below:

 

Currently the group is busy with these activities:

Applied Collaboration streams increase-use-of-rail   ALICE-express


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Key milestones

  • 2020 – Horizontal Collaboration
  • 2030 – Integration Manufacturing Logistics

Physical Internet pilot implementations well functioning and extended in industry practice

  • 2040 – Open Supply networks
  • 2050 – Zero Logistics Emissions

Chairs

Chair: Michael Archer, CHEP

Vice-chairs:

Alice Programme coordinator:

  • Elvina Novak

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