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Modular Logistics Units in Shared Co-modal Networks

Objective

The objective of Modulushca is to achieve the first genuine contribution to the development of interconnected logistics at the European level, in close coordination with North American partners and the international Physical Internet Initiative. The goal of the project is to enable operating with developed iso-modular logistics units of sizes adequate for real modal and co-modal flows of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), providing a basis for an interconnected logistics system for 2030.
Modulushca integrates five interrelated working fields: (1) developing a vision addressing the user needs for interconnected logistics in the FMCG domain, (2) the development of a set of exchangeable (ISO) modular logistics units providing a building block of smaller units, (3) establishing digital interconnectivity of the units, (4) development of an interconnected logistics operations platform leading to a significant reduction in costs and CO2 emissions that will be (5) demonstrated in two implementation pilots for interconnected solutions.
Modulushca will establish a robust and replicable methodology to develop and evaluate solutions for interconnected logistics looking at other elements of the supply chain. Two implementation pilots will be executed integrating key Modulushca developments in significantly different supply chains: (1) a closed pilot evaluating the benefits on a inter-site supply chain addressing handling and transportation of iso-modular logistics units within one company, and (2) an open network pilot will evaluate the impact of iso-modular logistics units in cross docking and transshipment processes.
Modulushca efforts will lead to the development of a road map towards a fully interconnected logistics system in 2030. The road map will address the changes and necessary steps to change the logistics system gradually, exploiting progresses in digital, physical and operational interconnectivity, building on current players, assets and infrastructures.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2012-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

PTV PLANUNG TRANSPORT VERKEHR AG.
Address
Haid Und Neu Strasse 15
76131 Karlsruhe
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 344 200
Administrative Contact
Marcel Huschebeck (Mr.)

Participants (15)

PROCTER & GAMBLE EUROCOR N.V.

Participation ended

Belgium
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Temselaan 100
1853 Strombeek-bever
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nicola Lackenby (Ms.)
PROCTER & GAMBLE SERVICES COMPANY NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 385 400
Address
Temselaan 100
1853 Strombeek Bever
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nicola Lackenby (Ms.)
ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS
France
EU contribution
€ 205 116
Address
Boulevard Saint Michel 60
75272 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Florence Thépenier (Mrs.)
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 143 610
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michel Bierlaire (Prof.)
UNIVERSITE LAVAL
Canada
EU contribution
€ 114 525
Address
Allee Des Bibliotheques 2345
G1V 0A6 Quebec
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Benoît Montreuil (Prof.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 105 000
Address
Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Silke Hönert (Ms.)
KIRSEN GLOBAL SECURITY GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 217 740
Address
Torstrasse 98
10119 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christian Bogatu (Mr.)
POSTE ITALIANE - SOCIETA PER AZIONI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 96 000
Address
Viale Europa 190
00144 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Leonardo Pagni (Mr.)
CHEP UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 194 500
Address
Addlestone Road Weybridge Business
KT15 2UP Addlestone
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Robert Spencer (Mr.)
INCEPTION CONSULTING LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 153 225
Address
Entreprise House, Beeson S Yard, Bury Lane
WD3 1DS Rickmansworth
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nick Gazzard (Mr.)
INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DEL EMBALAJE, TRANSPORTE Y LOGISTICA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 206 997
Address
Calle Albert Einstein 1 Parque Tecnologico De Valencia
46980 Paterna
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ana Isabel Viñas Ruiz (Mr.)
SIEC BADAWCZA LUKASIEWICZ INSTYTUTLOGISTYKI I MAGAZYNOWANIA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 156 600
Address
Ul Estkowskiego 6
61-755 Poznan
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tomasz Dowgielewicz (Mr.)
J.A.M. DE RIJK BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 173 100
Address
Leemstraat 15
4705RT Roosendaal
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Albert-Charrel Ernst (Mr.)
MEWARE SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 198 600
Address
Via Della Sierra Nevada 108
00144 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Francesca Pietrocarlo (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 205 050
Address
Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dirk Jodin (Prof.)