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

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

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

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

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

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

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​

Logistics consequences of the Gothenburg container port conflict
The labour market conflict in APM Terminals in Port of Gothenburg has led to a large reduction in volumes handled in the port. However, the consequences within the supply chain are much more severe and multiple large companies across the country stress the negative implications in terms of increased cost as well as problems of sending/receiving goods on time, which in the long run threatens the competitiveness of the Swedish export industry.
The purpose of this project is to investigate (1) which actors have been affected, (2) how they have been affected, (3) which measures they have taken and can take to mitigate the consequences and (4) indicate the aggregated logistics effects in terms of altered flows of goods, modal choice, costs and external effects. The project will not address the labour market conflict itself, rather in an unbiased way address the consequences of the conflict and how problems that have arised have been addressed at different stages throughout the conflict. The project is led by School of Business, Economics and Law at University of Gothenburg, which will carry out the work in collaboration with SSPA Sweden AB.
Team:  Johan Woxenius, Rickard Bergqvist, Marta Gonzalez-Aregall and Anastasia Christodoulou at University of Gothenburg. Martin Svanberg, Vendela Santén and Sara Rogerson at SSPA.

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

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

The VALUMICS project is a Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation project that addresses specific challenges facing the food system and food value chains in Europe. The overall objective of the VALUMICS project is to provide decision makers throughout food value chains with a comprehensive suite of approaches and tools that will enable them to evaluate the impact of strategic and operational policies, and enhance the resilience, integrity and sustainability of food value chains for European countries. The consortium driving this proposal has a core of 19 European partners from 14 countries, and two Asian partners.
Contact person: Mats Johansson



Published: Mon 21 Dec 2015. Modified: Tue 17 Oct 2017