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Benchmarking Logistics and Co-modality

Objective

Efficient use of transport modes and resources requires understanding the options and alternatives and being able to make the right logistics choices. Benchmarking is an instrument which can help to answer this question. Differences in the performance of various modes within the transport sector of a given country, and between the transport systems of different countries, imply that there is a significant potential for improvement. Ongoing technological advances and changes in economic and institutional approaches ensure that this potential is constantly evolving. The transportation sector is influenced and moulded by ongoing economic, environmental and political (usually in the form of public finances) pressures to realise its potential for improvement. BE LOGIC project vision In our opinion, the major improvement potential in logistics performance is among small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs’), including shippers with relative small transport volumes. Therefore, the focus in BE LOGIC lies on applying the logistics benchmark methodology on SME’s. Key objectives of BE LOGIC - Improve the efficiency within and across different modes of transport - Support the development of a quality logistics system Derived objectives and research questions: - Develop a methodology to assess transport logistics performance in quantitative terms at different levels in Europe and globally - Applying the benchmark methodology to assess logistics and intermodal policies of Member States and other countries - and to assess transport logistics choices and performance from shippers/LSP - and to assess transport logistics performance from transshipment points - Examine existing quality standards (e.g. ISO, CEN) for transport logistics - Consider the need for new quality standards for transport logistics Our approach includes 3 viewpoints: - Viewpoint from the policy maker . - Viewpoint from transport chains - Viewpont from transhipment points

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/monetary and finances
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2007-TREN-1_05June
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

ECORYS NEDERLAND BV
Address
Watermanweg 44
3067 GG Rotterdam
Netherlands
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
René Mooren (Mr.)

Participants (8)

INSTITUT FUR SEEVERKEHRSWIRTSCHAFT UND LOGISTIK
Germany
Address
Universitatsallee 11-13
28359 Bremen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Holger Kramer (Dr.)
RINA CONSULTING SPA
Italy
Address
Via Cecchi 6
16129 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paola Canepa (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nicola Place (Ms.)
MOBYCON BV
Netherlands
Address
Hooikade 13
2623 EW Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ronald Jorna (Mr.)
ATHENS UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS - RESEARCH CENTER
Greece
Address
Kefallinias Street 46
11251 Athens
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Kantartzi (Ms.)
HERRY CONSULT GMBH
Austria
Address
Argentinierstrasse 21
1040 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Max Herry (Dr.)
VILNIAUS GEDIMINO TECHNIKOS UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
Address
Sauletekio Al 11
10223 Vilnius
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Algirdas šakalys (Dr.)
UNION INTERNATIONALE DES SOCIETES DE TRANSPORT COMBINE RAIL-ROUTE SCRL
Belgium
Address
Rue Montoyer 31
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eric Feyen (Mr.)