Research projects - ongoing



AKTA - Automatisering av Kitting, Transport och Montering

The main idea behind AKTA is to provide possible automation strategies and solutions in order for Swedish production to increase its performance by an increased utilization of automation in the material handling from warehouse to assembly. AKTA focuses on material handling in the four areas of warehousing, kit preparation, in-house transportation, and assembly.

Team: Robin Hanson, Åsa Fasth Berglund, Mats Johansson


ENERGO - bättre logistik för minskad miljöpåverkan från godstransporter

Fram tills idag har förbättringar i godstransporters energieffektivitet och miljöprestanda till största delen skett genom teknologiutveckling i form av renare och effektivare fordon och bränslen. Hållbarhetsarbetet inom logistikområdet, det vill säga själva organiseringen av hur transporterna planeras, upphandlas och genomförs, har däremot inte utvecklats på samma sätt. Det nystartade projektet ENERGO ska hjälpa godstransportsområdet att ta nästa steg mot mer energieffektiva och miljöanpassade transporter – genom logistikförbättringar. Fallstudier ska genomföras hos Scania, Stora Enso och Ahlsell.
Team: Kajsa Hulthén, Viktor Eriksson

Digital model-driven physical retail and supply chain management (DM-Retail)

Syftet med projektet är att identifiera och beskriva möjligheter för aktörer i den fysiska butikshandelns leverantörskedjor att förbättra och effektivisera sina processer och arbetssätt med hjälp av digital modeling.
Team: Patrik Jonsson, Emmelie Gustafsson, Arni Halldorsson

CIVIC - Construction In Vicinities: Innovative Co-creation
Contact: Kajsa Hulthén


​Bumilla
Marie Curie project - Living labs test and development of business models for electric cars in Denmark.
Team: Johan Woxenius, Jon Williamsson, Niklas Arvidsson

Customer and agent initiated intermodal transport chains
Projektets syfte är att utveckla empirisk kunskap och teori kring intermodala transportkedjor som utvecklas och leds av stora transportköpare.
Team: Arne Jensen, Edith Sorkina​​

​Design of materials preparation processes
​The project deals with the design and choice of efficient materials preparation processes in the automotive industry.
Contact person: Lars Medbo

Freight transport in lanes dedicated for public transport - evaluation and concept development
The project analyses if it can be advisable, under certain conditions, to allow freight transports in public transport lanes. Can such measures be implemented without negative impacts on the quality of public transport? In that case, what are the improvement potentials for urban logistics operations, energy efficiency and the environment? 
Contact person: Sönke Behrends​

Miljöstyrande avgifter och incitement för hamnar
Syftet med projektet är att, utifrån en tvärvetenskaplig ansats, undersöka hur differentierade miljöavgifter och incitament i hamnar kan minska miljöpåverkan från de olika trafikslag som trafikerar hamnarna.
Team: Johan Woxenius

Off-peak city distribution - phase 1
This research project aims to: 1) create new knowledge by studying the effects and results of ongoing trials and tests of new solutions, 2) map Off-peak activities in Sweden / EU, 3) propose regulatory principles, disseminate knowledge and promote a greater spread.
Contact person: Sönke Behrends

REACH – Real-time access management in intermodal freight transport system
This project aims to enable advanced, digital interaction in real-time between infrastructure/facility and vehicle in order to increase efficiency in intermodal freight transport systems through dynamic access control and guidance. The focus is on stakeholders in intermodal freight transport systems, such as hauliers and terminal operators, that will – with digital technology – achieve new benefits (environmental, security and competitive).
Team: Per-Olof Arnäs, Magnus Blinge, Stefan Jacobsson, Gunnar Stefansson

RePlan - Resource efficient planning for competitive production networks
​The construction and recycling industry are typically part of large production networks consisting of activities generating production, distribution and consumption. Still, the construction and recycling industry are not making use of the potential existing within those networks. By better interconnection between activities in the network, the construction and recycling industry would be able to meet the challenges they are facing.
Team: Mats Johansson, Patrik Jonsson, Hafez Shurrab

SEVS3 for Autonomous Drive (AD)
SEVS for AD is one of the Strategic Innovation program Drive Sweden’s project. Partners are; Chalmers (SAFER and SHC), Gothenburg City, GU, SP, Trafikverket, VTI, Volvo Cars and Uniti. SEVS phase 3 “SEVS for Autonomous Drive (AD)” was initiated in August 2016. The automation of the transport system can bring great benefits, such as increased safety, improved efficiency, reduced environmental impact, improved accessibility and convenience to the society, but how can we measure this?
The SEVS for AD aims at developing a method to measure the social impact of various types of automated transport solutions, in order to verify that the concepts and technologies developed within Drive Sweden contributes to the Swedish transport policy objectives.
Team: Michael Browne, GU,
project owner is Anna Nilsson-Ehle, SAFER and Project Manager is Else-Marie Malmek, Malmeken AB, (associated to SAFER).

Supply Chain Finance Visibility: new roles for actors in the supply chain
Making the flows in international supply chains visible reduces information asymmetry and enables more efficient and less risky chains. This multidisciplinary project aims to analyze the how the roles of different supply chain actors may change when the physical, informational and financial flows are made visible throughout the supply chain. The project rests on the assumption that the IT development can be used as a means to identify and strengthen the weakest links in the supply chain. The project involves researchers from logistics, finance and law as well as numerous practitioners from banks, multinational firms and industry associations.
Team: Johan Woxenius, Ted Lindblom, Lars-Göran Malmberg, Viktor Elliot, Trisha Rajput, Abhinayan Basu Bal.

Sustainable collection, aftermarket and recyling of lithium-based car batteries
The project aims at generating knowledge essential for the development of a sustainable system for collection, aftermarket and recycling of lithium-based car batteries (LBB) which pose new demands on supply chain management and organization for aftermarket and End-of-Life. 
Contact person: Mats Johansson

The Fifth Fuel - Energy Efficiency Through Effective Freight Transport in Sustainable Urban Areas
Team: Árni Halldórsson, Kenth Lumsden, Anette Winter, Magnus Blinge

Transparent information management and cooperation for increased safety for dangerous goods transport
Purpose: Support a long-term development of safety for road and rail transport of dangerous goods through better adherence to the regulation and by improved information sharing. The project is a joint project between the departments of Law, Business administration and Applied IT.
Team: Jonas Flodén and Johan Woxenius

Turbulence
The aim of the project is to develop knowledge about sensing and responding to turbulence in firms’ surrounding environments.
Team: Anna Fredriksson, Arni Halldorsson, Mats Johansson, Carl Wänström, Paulina Myrelid, Patrik Jonsson

Division

Ongoing/closed

Published: Mon 21 Dec 2015. Modified: Thu 05 Jan 2017