Future logistics collaboration beyond LOG4GREEN Strategic Workshop in Brussels, March 2014


BrusselsThe conservation of resources, reliable urban supply and the growing complexity of flows and data are some of the major challenges the logistics sector has to face up to in the future. To tackle these challenges, researchers and companies throughout Europe are requested to strongly work together in order to set up innovative strategies, smart solutions and advanced products.


Dagmar Grote-Westrick50 researchers and representatives from the industry sector started to do so at the LOG4GREEN Workshop "Tackling Logistics Challenges of Tomorrow" on March 18, 2014 at the International Auditorium in Brussels. The participants coming from 13 European countries exchanged experiences and discussed new ideas in four parallel workshops driven by Log4Green partners. As a result, knowledge and experiences were shared, new partnerships for existing project ideas have been initiated and new project ideas were born.


John BerryIntroduced by John Berry, Principal Administrator at the European Commission (DG MOVE), the participants agreed that the new HORIZON 2020 program sets perfect conditions for funded collaboration projects. Presenting the broad range of topics and calls within the smart, green and integrated transport program, John Berry stressed that cooperation is one of the key elements in achieving the Commissions objective: a resource-efficient, climate-and-environmentally-friendly, safe and seamless transport system. He encouraged all participants to strongly collaborate and to partake in one of the upcoming calls.


Brussels-Group-1The cooperation work started right away: In four parallel workshops focusing on"Sustainability & Resilience in Supply Chain Management", "Cooperative Networks for Efficient Intermodality", "Information Systems in Interconnected Logistics" and "Urban Mobility and Smart City Logistics", the participants became acquainted with each other while discussing the state-of-the-art research and relevant future calls in the respective field.

Concrete future project ideas were brought into focus: The sustainability & resilience group for example framed a project on sustainable food supply chains and networks; within the urban mobility group, a smart city solution based on an app-network for logistics transports of company-owned fleets was discussed; an IT-based solution for decongesting urban traffic was one of the core project ideas in the Information Systems workshop; and the group which focused on Cooperative networks for efficient intermodality defined the premises of how to make a more efficient use of existing EU freight corridors thanks to forecasting systems-related IT solutions as well as a port community systems.

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As a result, concrete objectives, potential activities and actors as well as the envisaged impact were compiled for several project ideas. Most participants were highly interested in continuing the initiated cooperation. Inspiration to do so also came from Fernando Liesa, who introduced the European Technology Platform (ETP) alice. The platform focuses especially on logistics and aims to accelerate the deployment of more efficient, competitive and sustainable supply chains by providing the European Commission with guidelines coming from the stakeholders themselves. The ETPs primary stakeholders are shippers and logistics service providers – a perfect point of contact for further collaboration!

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We are pleased to announce the first major forum dedicated to businesses, researchers and public authorities, working with the support of European Logistic Clusters to increase the competitiveness of logistics as a key economic function in the regional, national and international trade.

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The event is organised by the European projects LOG4GREEN, LOG2020 and SoCool@eu in close cooperation with the European Technology Platform ALICE.
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April 15, 2014 - LOG4GREEN holds an invited session at the TRA Transport Research Arena in Paris  

“Managing Risk and Resilience in Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chain Management for Urban Supply”

Speakers and panelists: 
Prof. Alan McKinnon, Kühne Logistics University Hamburg, Germany; Arhur van Gerven, Menlo Worldwide, Netherlands; Dr. Pierre Laconte, Foundation for the Urban Environment, Prof. Cathy Macharis, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

The session will be chaired by Klaus Krumme, Centre for Logistics & Traffic, University of Duisburg-Essen and Prof. Metin Türkay, Koc University, Istanbul

Recent approaches on urban supply create a vision for a future where urban environments are cleaner, safer and more responsive to fast dynamics. READ MORE

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Bridging the Gap – Logistics Theory and Practice 2015 

Springer Series - Lecture Notes in Logistics Book

International Research Cluster Call for Contributions

DEADLINE April 30, 2014

Contributions from the Dinalog cluster should be sent to Henk Zijm (w.h.m.zijm@utwente.nl), contributions from the EffizienzCluster LogistikRuhr to Matthias Klumpp (matthias.klumpp@pim.uni-due.de). Each contribution will un-dergo a thorough three-reviewer and editing process with a planned book release about mid of 2015.

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IuK-Technologien als Treiber für Kooperationen: EffizienzCluster und Fraunhofer IML richten ECITL 2014 aus

 


November 5 - 7, 2014  
EffizienzCluster & Fraunhofer IML organise ECITL 2014 

EffizienzCluster LogistikRuhr and the Fraunhofer-Institute for Material Flow and Logistics are hosts of the 7th European Conference for ICT in Logistics which will be held in Dortmund. READ MORE

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At the 14th  Management International Conference in Koper, Slovenia, organised by the University of Primorska, Faculty of Management, Michael Plasch (Logistikum Steyr) presents : 

"Trans-Regional Logistics in Carinthia– Perspectives and Visions on Transport Infrastructure Development on Businesses and Public Level"

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CALL for PAPERS for the INTERNATIONAL LOGISTICS SCIENCE CONFERENCE in Dortmund - deadline January 2013!

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The first LOG4GREEN regional Joint Action Plan Workshop was held during the 4th International Conference on Transport Logistics InterTRANSLOG 2012 from 22.09 to 30.09. in Ukraine (Odessa), Bulgaria (Varna), Rumania (Constance), Greece (Salonika).

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Metin Turkay from Koc University, Istanbul,  was invited to give a talk about LOG4GREEN from the Istanbul perspective at the WIRE 2012. The meeting  is organized by the European Union Committee on Regions.

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