Tuesday, 16 April 2024, 13:00-13:30

Reshaping Supply Chains: Trends, Disruptions, and Sustainable Innovations

Join us on an enlightening journey through the dynamic landscape of supply chains as we uncover the latest trends, disruptive forces, and sustainable innovations. The past few years have seen a whirlwind of sudden changes, profoundly impacting economies and societies worldwide, with lasting consequences for years to come. From the forces of globalization to rapid technological advancements and shifting consumer demands, supply chains are under constant pressure to adapt to the rising volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA) of the modern world.

Furthermore, recent successive events, ranging from unpredictable crises like the COVID-19 pandemic to geopolitical tensions such as the wars in Ukraine and Middle East, and the aftermath of Brexit, have underscored the importance of resilience and adaptability in supply chain management. Alongside these challenges are long-standing issues like overpopulation, refugee crises, and environmental degradation among, which demand urgent attention and require to humanizie supply chains for positive social impact.

Against this backdrop, the future of supply chains hinges on resilience, sustainability, and social responsibility. Organizations must navigate the global market’s challenges and opportunities while making a positive impact on the planet, people, and profit. With this in mind, ReSChape has uncovered innovative supply chain models designed for social resilience and sustainability.

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain insights into shaping the supply chains of tomorrow!

Wednesday, 17 April 2024, 13:15-13:45

Unlocking Efficiency: FOR-FREIGHT’s Solution to Intermodal Transport Interfaces Challenges

Intermodal transport and logistics stakeholders globally face common challenges related to resource planning, standardization, and legacy systems integration. The FOR-FREIGHT project aims to harmonize intermodal operations among stakeholders using generalized solving solutions to enhance the efficiency of intermodal freight transport nodes, thereby improving flexibility, service visibility, and reducing average transport costs across supply chains. Three intermodal use cases, in Spain, Greece, and Romania, have identified real-world challenges concerning usual intermodal interfaces (i.e., Maritime-Road/Rail-Metro (last mile), Maritime-Air and Inland waterway-Rail) and developed generalized problem-solving processes to facilitate intermodal transport effectively.