Everyone is a winner when information is shared in a transportation chain
Chalmers has been a part of "EIT, Efficient and integrated transport processes", a project - just finished financed by the Swedish Government via the FFI research programme. The main purpose of the EIT project has been to develop processes for cooperation and information exchange between industry, transport organisations and authorities in order to increase transport efficiency, reduce the environmental impact from freight transport and to increase transport security.
In the EIT project models for different processes and scenarios have been developed, describing different types of cooperation between shippers and transport operators. A detailed data model has been published, involving terms and conditions for information exchange. The model can also be used to support the development of a new EDI standard, replacing the previous Pharos concept. Finally, models and methodologies to enable measuring, calculating, reporting and follow-up on environmental impacts from freight transport have been suggested as a part of the project.
In the EIT-project the following organisations has been involved: Odette Sweden (project management), Meridion (project coordination and support), AB Volvo, Volvo Car Corporation, DB Schenker, DHL Freight, DSV Road, Swedish International Freight Association, Swedish Transport Administration and representatives from the Scandinavian Automotive Supplier Association.
For each one of the three identified research areas, three research organisations have been involved: Transport Efficiency – Div. of Logistics and Transportation, Chalmers ; Transport security– Volvo Technology; and, Environmental consequences and impact– Viktoria institute.
Last modified: April 04, 2012
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