On the 8th and 9th of May, the consortium of the LOGISTAR project met in Cork for the periodical Steering Committee. The partners discussed about the project progress. The discussion was focus mainly on the ICT solutions developed by the partners. These tools will be deployed in the living lab of the project. All the work packages were analyzed in order to understand the results achieved so far. The living labs will start on September 2019 and will last up to April 2020. The first one regards the implementation of a backhauling system aiming to share the space inside the trucks between Nestlé and Pladis. Despite the companies are competitors, they have chosen to share their data in order to develop a decision-making tool able to provide a real-time control on the logistics operations.
The second living lab will be deployed in the railway terminals of the Verona freight village. Its target is to demonstrate the importance of the real-time information in a sensitive sector like the railway freight transport where data are currently not shared among the players of the synchromodal chain. The implementation of the IT solutions developed in this living lab can be useful to enhance the efficiency in the daily activities carried out by the actors involved.
Lastly, the third living lab is focused on the improvement of the logistics operations in the chemical sector through the bundling of shipping and warehouses. The companies involved in the pilot will share their sites in order to realize a sort of co-production, to group the purchases and to join the back-end processes for transport and handling.
The outputs of the living lab will give the opportunity to understand how are important the ICT solutions in the current global market where the challenge is to offer an increasingly high level of service.