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Co-modality - towards optimised integrated chains in freight transport logistics

Objective

The KOMODA proposal is presented as an answer to the research objectives launched by call TPT 2007.2 concerning the optimization of the logistics chain through co-modality. More precisely, KOMODA’s objective is to produce a roadmap, with associated action plans, to nurture an integrated e-Logistics platform by and between modes of freight transport across Europe. Such platform must comply with a series of basic requirements: has to be based in open standards, usable by any concern, able to communicate freely between existing applications and allow the integration of legacy systems and future development. Several of such IT logistics platforms are currently in use, but mostly consist of private company applications not connected and not even compatible. For such developments, KOMODA will identify the industry requirements in terms of organization of the logistic chain and technical specifications of the integrated information system. Opportunities and obstacles affecting the future implementation of the e-Logistics integrated platform will be identified, resulting in the development of recommendations to empower the former and minimize the later. KOMODA will follow a bottom-up approach, with a strong involvement of freight industry stakeholders. The work will include a wide Delphi survey amongst the logistics chain stakeholders to obtain a comprehensive picture of available e-logistics applications used in transport operations, their sources, availability, functionality and use by companies. A desk research on transport and technical requirements will complement such exercise. Obstacles and opportunities will be identified for finally developing a structured and coherent action plan for innovation and change leading towards an integrated e-logistics system Europe-wide.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/freight transport
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

FP7-TPT-2007-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

SIEC BADAWCZA LUKASIEWICZ INSTYTUTLOGISTYKI I MAGAZYNOWANIA
Address
Ul Estkowskiego 6
61-755 Poznan
Poland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 191 800
Administrative Contact
Ewa Dobrzeniecka (Ms.)

Participants (9)

UNIVERZA V MARIBORU
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 63 960
Address
Slomskov Trg 15
2000 Maribor
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tomislav Letnik (Mr.)
POLITECHNIKA POZNANSKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 60 000
Address
Pl Marii Sklodowskiej Curie 5
60 965 Poznan
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jacek Zak (Dr.)
TIS PT, CONSULTORES EM TRANSPORTES, INOVACAO E SISTEMAS, SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 120 350
Address
Avenida Marques De Tomar 35-6D
1050-153 Lisbon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Daniela Carvalho (Ms.)
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 111 300
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Costas Kiparisssides (Prof.)
PTV PLANUNG TRANSPORT VERKEHR AG.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 95 200
Address
Haid Und Neu Strasse 15
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Friedrich Heuer (Mr.)
Maritime Association for Research and Innovation-MARI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 123 591
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci
30172 Venezia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Vassallo (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 134 006
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Douglas Robertson (Dr.)
TURUN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 59 440
Address
Yliopistonmaki
20014 Turku
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eliisa Särkilahti (Dr.)
MOBISOFT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 59 092
Address
Hatanpaan Valtatie 26
33100 Tampere
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pekka Eloranta (Mr.)