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Integration of LEAN LOGISTICS in urban multimodal transport management to reduce space demand and optimise use of transport mode

Objective

The project aims at developping and demonstrating new concepts to distribute and collect goods in urban areas. The scope include five different levels:

1. Logistics concepts to improve the productivity in transport organisation;
2. City-Terminal operation to improve forwarding processes in view of the whole logistics chain, even with additional goods transfer points and handling costs;
3. Telematics applications, to improve control of goods distribution process;
4. Tools for administrations to influence transport without radical disruption of economic activities;
5. Alternative transport modes recommendations to support significant modal shift to rail.

After a review of the actual and current European city-logistic schemes, the feasibility of new concepts will be analysed for the following:

1 . The logistic operational level will address the problem of building an efficient organisation of transport chains with the support of new software applications, also to manage the highly automated transport information chain on a 'real-time' basis and provide required information availability to the respective staff.
2. The City-Terminal operation concept will organise the distribution and recollection of goods on a sustainable basis for traffic and environment at an acceptable price level. It will make use of telematics application to offer new concepts for highly automated data interchange between different types of data, especially considering the mobile data communication requirements and their costs.
3. The City Administration level will implement new ways of access control and regulation procedures, and space ressource management for urban goods transport without major risk of low acceptance, neither by the economy nor by the inhabitants. In particular, innovative dynamic loading management systems will be tested.
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Austria: Vienna, Linz, Wiener Neustadt;
Germany: Regensburg, region of Halle/Leipzig/Dessau;
Spain: Sevilla, Cordoba;
UK: Bristol, Norwich;
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National City Logistic Projects in Austria and Bavaria; SURFF; COST 321; POLIS; Car Free Cities; IMPREND; REFORM; Freight Village 2000

Coordinator

ALCATEL AUSTRIA AG
Address
Scheydgasse, 41
1211 Wien
Austria

Participants (7)

A. STEIGENBERGER UNTERNEHMENSBERATUNG GMBH
Germany
Address
Scheibenstr. 61
40479 D_sseldorf
ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION Y COOPERACION INDUSTRIAL DE ANDALUCIA
Spain
Address
Escuela Superior Ingenieros Camino De Los Descubrimientos
41092 Sevilla
BUSINESS AND LOGISTIC SYSTEMS - GESELLSCHAFT FUR UNTERNEHMENSBERATUNG UND SYSTEMENTWICKLUNG M.B.H.
Germany
Address
Munchen Strasse 113
85774 Unterfoehring
ECONSULT, BETRIEBSBERATUNGSGES.M.B.H.
Austria
Address
12,Birostrasse 12
1230 Wien
PROINCA S. COOP. AND.
Spain
Address
Alameda De Hercules 32 -33 1 Dcha.
41002 Sevilla
UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
Address
Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
WICKHAM RAIL DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Chatsworth Road Woodville
DE4 2EH Rowsley