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Smart Supply Chain Oriented Rail Freight Services – Smart-Rail

Deliverables

Report on validation of solutions related to the cooperation in the rail sector applied in Living Labs

Deliverable describes the results of task 3.6. In this task the measures and concepts that have been implemented in real-world situations in the Living Labs will be validated.

A guideline describing the data governance approach

The guidelines will describe measures and rules for participating in the data sharing platform, addressing a set of specific aspects. The data governance approach will be developed by governance and interoperability experts in close collaboration with experts from the field.

Analysis of smart contract functionality

Analysis of smart contract functionality

Report on inclusion of Smart-Rail intor Shift2Rail

The report will include intermediate results of the various WPs and will link these results to Shift2Rail.

Roadmap for improvement of rail freight services by better cooperation in the supply chain

In this deliverable a roadmap for implementation of required cooperation to improve the quality of the rail freight services in line with the needs of clients is presented.

Governance model

Governance model

Progress report on updates of Living Lab 2 monitoring results and adjustments made to the concept

This deliverable will focus on results of monitoring of the LL3 and development of adjustments, if necessary. Based on the developed monitoring approach the implemented measures will be monitored by measuring the associated KPI’s over a longer time period. Suggestions for the adjustments will be elaborated. The adjusted or new measures will be implemented again and the monitoring approach will continue. This process will be repeated several times. Finally, the measures will be adjusted in such a way to make them most effective in order to improve flexibility and reliability of rail freight transport within a multimodal transport system.

Guidelines for specification of KPIs

This deliverable describes results of task 2.4. In this task the relevant KPIs for this project are first identified and are specified in more detail in the second instance.

Information exchange required for the selected measures

One obvious condition for cooperation between organisations in the supply chain concerns exchange of data to inform each other and to make smart choices to improve flexibility and reliability of rail freight transport in the supply chain. In this deliverable for the selected measures it will be investigated whether the involved stakeholders are willing to share data and what kind of tools for information exchange is already available.

Recommendation paper on EU policy support

This deliverable will focus on the results of the project most relevant for the EU policy support.

Final strategy and implementation plan long-term Smart-Rail Community

Final strategy and implementation plan long-term Smart-Rail Community

Assessment of the current situation

This deliverable describes the results from the assessment of the current situation of cooperation within the rail sector performed in Task 3.1 of the project. The analysis will be carried out based on desk research, a literature review, an inventory of relevant studies and the expertise and knowledge of project partners.This analysis will be made for different market segments (for instance by type of goods and by type of stakeholders) and will be used to prioritise activities in this WP and to select market segments that are most relevant to achieve the project objective.

Report on validation of supply chain solutions applied in Living Labs

Deliverable describes the results of task 4.4. In this task the measures and concepts that have been implemented in real-world situations in the Living Labs will be validated.

Report on value case of involved stakeholders LL1

The value case (including the business case) has to be aligned amongst the involved partners. This deliverable presents the analysis

International expansion

International expansion

Practical set of guidance including a for non-rail stakeholders

This deliverable is a practical set of guidance including a for non-rail stakeholders

Report on Potential impact of the control tower concept and involvement of participants

Deliverable will present results of task 7.2. In this task a tool will be developed to show all potential participants the quantitative impact of the service and the work will be done to increase involvement of the participants.

Report on networking activities performed in period 2

This deliverable reports on networking activities performed during the second reporting period of the project.

Report on networking activities performed in period 1

This deliverable will report on networking activities performed during reporting period

Recommendation paper for Shift2Rail

This deliverable will focus on the results of the project most relevant for Shift2Rail

Progress report on updates of Living Lab 1 monitoring results and adjustments made to the concept

The Living Lab will be constantly monitored and controlled to ensure the success of the Living Lab. The constant monitoring and feedback allows for the recognition of deviations and instant adjustment. This deliverable will present the results of the monitoring of the Living Lab 1 and will report on the deviations and adjustments that were done. After improvements have been implemented, the cycle of monitoring, analysing and adjusting the wagonload concept starts again. At the end of the project a final assessment will be performed.

Implemented wagonload concept and design of monitoring approach & Marketing brochure on the new service

This deliverable will describe the main outcomes of task 6.5 where a new rail service will be established.

Business case study of train automation

Business case study of train automation

Recommendations on rail sector related data and information system requirements for H2020 call topic 6.3

This deliverable will focus on recommendations on rail sector related data and information system requirements for H2020 call topic 6.3

Progress report on updates of Living Lab 2monitoring results and adjustments made to the concept

The Living Lab will be constantly monitored and controlled to ensure the success of it. Based on these analyses, possibilities for improvements will be identified. This deliverable will present the results of monitoring of the LL2 and describe suggested improvements. After improvements have been implemented, the cycle of monitoring, analysing and adjusting the control tower concept starts again. At the end of the project a final assessment will be performed.

Report on Potential impact of selected measures and involvement of participants

A good insight in the (potential) impact of measures for different stakeholders is crucial for the needed support from these stakeholders for a successful implementation of the measures. A tool to show the quantitative impact in a fast and user friendly way will be developed. This deliverable will report on potential impact of the control tower concept and involvement of participants in LL3.

Choice of corridor and design of control tower concept

This deliverable will present the results of the problem analysis and the challenges to organise a successful control tower concept. Based on the results of these analyses the design of the control tower concept will be further developed.

An implementation plan (roadmap) for the selected data sharing solution

This deliverable is an implementation plan (roadmap) for the selected data sharing solution. It combines the results and lessons learned from tasks 1-4 of the WP 5.

Implemented Betuwelijn concept and design of monitoring approach

Deliverable present the results of the task 8.5. In this task the measures will be implemented in corridor 1. Monitoring approach specific to this Living Lab will be described.

Report on new Business models enabling collaboration in the supply chain

In this deliverable business models that support the cooperation in the supply chain are presented and analysed.

Choice of corridor and design of measures for LL3

The deliverable will report on the results of task 8.1. In this task the problem analysis concerning flexibility and reliability will be further elaborated and especially for the Railway Freight Corridors (RFCs) and specifically Corridor 1 (the Rhine-Alpine Corridor). In addition, an inventory of other relevant studies will be made to take the outcomes of these studies into account. Based on the problem analyses and results from other studies, the most relevant measures will be selected to be analysed in this Living Lab.

Report on the validation of the solution in Living Labs

This deliverable will illustrate how the virtual data space solution will be validated in the living labs. This will include: • Assessing detailed technical requirements of the Living Labs • Detailed configuration of the virtual data space (interoperability platform) for freight stakeholders in the Living Labs (e.g. data governance mechanisms, security aspects, etc.) • Validation and testing of the components in the living labs

Report on new Business models supporting cooperation within the rail freight sector

Deliverable will describe development of business models supporting cooperation within the rail freight sector. Discussing and recording the business model of the cooperation will help to improve the cooperation within the rail freight sector by obtaining mutual understanding of the purpose of the cooperation and making stakeholders’ different roles and responsibilities explicit.

Report on new Governance models supporting cooperation within the rail sector

The purpose of a governance model is to establish behaviour of cooperating parties in line with the goal of the cooperation and to avoid behaviour that results in contra productive effects. Deliverable 3.4 reports on the development of governance models supporting cooperation within the rail sector

Report on value case of involved stakeholders LL2

The control tower concept requires a lot of cooperation between involved stakeholders such as shippers, logistics service providers, rail operators, terminal operators and infrastructure managers. This deliverable will present the results from the application of a value case methodology to investigate all relevant values of stakeholders (costs, risks, link with their strategy) and either to mitigate values if they are negative or to redistribute values over stakeholders so that the result is acceptable for all.

Implemented Control Tower concept and design of monitoring approach

This deliverable will present the outcomes of task 7.5 where control tower concept will be implemented. Furthermore, it will present the monitoring approach designed based on the implemented concept.

Report on value case of involved stakeholders LL3

Based on the results of previous tasks, the business case of measures for each organisation can be determined: what are the costs and benefits and is the balance positive for each organisation? This deliverable will present the results of the Value Case Methodology applied to LL3.

Conclusions and recommendations wagonload concept

In this deliverable a final assessment of the results will be made. Conclusions about the most effective approaches for creating innovative services for wagonload trains will be drawn. Recommendations will be made about the continuation of the wagonload services set up in this Living Lab after the closure of the project. Recommendations will also be made about the application of these approaches on other EU Rail Freight Corridors.

Guidelines for establishing Living Labs

In order to guarantee a consistent approach, in this deliverable, the guidelines for establishing the Living Labs are defined. Existing general description of a Living Lab will be made specific for the rail freight cases in this project.

Report on new technologies and technical devices

Deliverable describes the results of the desk research on technologies and technical devices facilitating the operation of the new business models, including a literature review and the experiences of the project partners in previous research.

Practical set of guidance including a handbook for rail stakeholders

This deliverable is a practical set of guidance including a handbook for rail stakeholders

Draft strategy and implementation plan long-term Smart-Rail Community

This deliverable is a draft strategy and implementation plan long-term Smart-Rail Community

Problem analysis

In this deliverable, an inventory will be made of the problems related to these service aspects and of the best practices for quality improvements based on the expertise of partners and involved stakeholders. Furthermore, a literature review will be made of relevant recent and ongoing projects in order to use and analyse the project findings. For instance, results from previous demo projects such as RETRACK, SPECTRUM and the ongoing studies for the international Rail Freight Corridors (RFCs) will be included.

Architecture of the data sharing solution, e.g. the virtual data space

In this deliverable, the requirements for a data sharing solution, specifying the architecture for such a solution, are described. It also describes software components that were developed within task 5.1.

Assessment of the current situation and bottlenecks

Deliverable will present the results of task 4.1. Within this task, the current situation regarding cooperation and related bottlenecks with non-railway related stakeholders will be assessed.This analysis will result in an assessment of the requirements by stakeholder and the current barriers that hinder cooperation in the supply chain or make operations more complicated.Finally, an overview will be made of the best practices, bottlenecks and challenges given the overall project objective to improve the quality of rail freight services in line with the needs of the client related to cooperation in the supply chain. This analysis will be made for different market segments (for instance by type of goods and by type of stakeholders) and will be used to prioritise activities in this WP and to select market segments that are most relevant to achieve the project objective.

Conclusions and recommendations Control Tower concept

In this deliverable a final assessment of the results will be made. Conclusions will be drawn about the most effective approaches for creating a control tower for long distance rail freight transport. Recommendations will be made about the continuation of the control towers set up in this Living Lab after the closure of the project. Recommendations will also be made about the application of these approaches on other EU Rail Freight Corridors.

Information exchange required for the control tower concept

In this deliverable the technologies, concepts, data exchange mechanisms, information systems, standards and controlling process that are necessary for the implementation of the control tower concept will be analysed.

Report on refinement of project approach and scope

This deliverable will describe the results of the refinement of the project approach and specification of the scope. Based on the problem analysis and the overview of best practices the project approach is refined and the scope will be defined in more detail. More detailed solutions – segmented for different markets and different groups of stakeholders – will be prioritised based on expected market impacts and economic and technical feasibility.

Report on potential impact of wagonload concept

This deliverable describes work performed and results achieved in task 6.2. Task 6.2. focuses on the identification of potential participants and achievement of their high involvement. A tool will be developed to show all potential participants the quantitative impact of the service and interactive sessions will be organised to discuss the impact and the effort needed for implementation.

Information exchange required for the wagonload concept

This deliverable will analyse and elaborate on the information exchange necessary for successful implementation of the wagonload concept. It will provide a specification of the required information exchange and the way to organise it with the involved stakeholders of the wagonload concept.

Conclusions and recommendations for project as a whole

In this deliverable a synthesis of work done in the project will be provided. Also the overall conclusions and recommendations will be drawn.

Roadmap for improvement of rail freight services by better cooperation within the rail sector

In the deliverable an implementation plan is describes, combining the results and lessons learned from previous tasks of WP 3. • Assessment of the optimal business models and governance models for cooperation within the rail sector. • Assessment of the total impact of the measures on the relevant KPIs • Recommendations of policies that may be supported by the EU. • Promotion of the new business model among rail operators and forwarders to introduce new business opportunities to them but also to existing and potential customers of rail freight services to raise awareness for new opportunities for the use of rail freight transport. • Definition of necessary legal and regulatory steps for implementation on EU and national level. • Definition of necessary organisational and operational steps for the implementation by rail operators and rail forwarders. • Overview of most effective business models and governance models for different market segments. • Proposal of an implementation schedule with a planning of different steps in time for the new cooperation models.

Report on new Governance models enabling cooperation in the supply chain

Within task 4.3 the most effective governance models for cooperation in the supply chain are defined. This deliverable will report on the results of this task.

Conclusions and recommendations Living Lab 3 concept

This deliverable will present a final assessment of the results from LL3. Based on an analysis of the results and on interviews with involved stakeholders, conclusions about the most effective measures to improve flexibility and reliability of the rail freight system will be drawn. Recommendations will be made about the further use of the measures on Corridor 1 after the closure of the project. Recommendations will also be made about the application of these measures on other Rail Freight Corridors.

Choice of corridor and design of wagonload concept

The deliverable reports on the results of task 6.1. In this task the problem analyses and the challenge of organising a successful wagonload concept is analysed in detail.

An ontology describing Smart-Rail semantics

This deliverable will present the results of task 5.3. This tasks develops a semantic model (semantic standard or ontology) for the Smart-Rail context in order to improve the semantic interoperability of the integrated platform and to improve the information availability.

Evaluation of bottlenecks

This deliverable describes the results of task 3.2. The task combines qualitative and quantitative analysis. The quantitative analysis will evaluate to which extent the previous steps of the EU policy have contributed to accomplishing access to the rail infrastructure and the necessary service facilities on an equal basis. The qualitative analysis will comprise of interviews with experts and actors in the rail freight market concerning infrastructure access and regulation. A conclusion of both these analyses will be made, demonstrating the current status and what further steps are necessary. Recommendations will be formulated for future EU and national infrastructure policy.

Project newsletter

There will be 5 newsletters during the project duration. Newsletters will inform the interested project community on progress and results. This deliverable is a compilation of the newsletters produced during the project.

Project leaflets

Project leaflet which will present the project’s main objectives and expected results. Available in both printed and electronic format (on the project website). Report on project leaflets will present all the project leaflets produced during the duration of the project.

Project logo, templates and website

This deliverable focus on project identity, including logo, templates and set of power point slides that summarizes the project and is amended to fit various target groups. The Project website /Community Portal will contain explanation and results of the overall project and the underlying WPs, including implementation guidelines and recommendations. The Portal will take into account different information needs of different type of stakeholder communities amongst which Rail sector related, non-rail related transport sector, users of the rail services and policy makers.

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Publications

Distributed model predictive single wagonload control

Author(s): Miloš Milenković Susana Val Nebojša Bojović
Published in: OR in the digital era - ICT challenges, 2017, Page(s) 29-35

Anticipating EU transport sector governance (https://www.earpa.eu/ENGINE/FILES/EARPA/WEBSITE/UPLOAD/FILE/papers/1002_earpa_anticipating_transport_governance_final_3.pdf)

Author(s): Ming Chen (TNO)
Published in: 2016, Page(s) 24

Smart-Rail - Smart Supply Chain Oriented Rail Freight Services

Author(s): Ming Chen, Milos Milenkovic, Matic Prosen, Jaco Meijeren van, Susana Val
Published in: 2018

Booking Limits and bid price based revenue management policies in rail freight transportation

Author(s): Marko Kapetanović Nebojša Bojović Miloš Milenković
Published in: European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research, Issue Issue 18(1), 2018, 2018, Page(s) 60-75, ISSN 1567-7141