LOGISTAR‘s goal is to allow an effective planning and optimization of transport operations in the supply chain by taking advantage of horizontal collaboration and relying on real-time data gathered from an interconnected environment. For this, real-time decision-making support tools and visualization tools of freight transport will be developed. Their purpose is to deliver information and services to the various agents involved in the logistic chain, i.e. freight transport operators, their clients, industries and stakeholders, such as warehouse or infrastructure managers.

LOGISTAR project started in June 2018 with a kick-off meeting in Bilbao (Spain). Since then, the whole LOGISTAR team has been working to settle the basis of the project, with special focus on the user’s need and system requirements definition. In the three years lifetime of LOGISTAR, all the partners will work to achieve the proposed challenges in order to meet the technical objectives and contribute to setting the global objectives closer.

LOGISTAR expects that matching projected demand patterns with information regarding transport modes and locations of factories and warehouses will enable informed decisions based on the performed analysis. The project addresses several advances beyond the State of the Art, framed in the field of smart algorithms for data processing: Artificial Intelligence focused on prediction, parallel hybrid metaheuristics for optimization, automated negotiation techniques, and constraint satisfaction problem solving techniques.

The project will be deployed in three Living Labs to test its effectiveness in real operation environments.

LOGISTAR seeks to improve the logistic infrastructure by means of the use of cutting-edge ICT technologies. It aims to reduce the distribution cost in a 5 to 10%, loading factors (up to 10%) and to enhance the synchromodality, as the use of different transport means.