Research projects - ongoing



CONSTRUCTION SERVICES UNDER CONSTRUCTION: ENABLING CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENTS OF LOGISTICS SERVICES IN A PROJECT-BASED ORGANIZATIONS
This study investigates how continuous improvement of logistics services in a project-based context such as construction can be enhanced by a “priority matrix for service improvements”. Construction services in general, and logistic services in specific, have great impact on efficiency and sustainability (environmental as well as social). However, there is a great potential for improvements in the complex coordination, inefficient processes, and waste of materials.
Contact: Ida Gremyr


EXPLORING NEW BUSINESS MODELS AS A RESULT FROM DIGITAL SUPPLY CHAIN PLANNING INNOVATIONS
The aim of this project is to explore new business models as a result from data-/technology-driven Supply Chain Planning (SCP) innovations.
Team: Frida Lind and Patrik Jonsson


UTILIZING CONNECTED VEHICLE DATA IN FUTURE AFTERMARKET SUPPLY CHAIN PLANNING
To explain how connected vehicle data can be used in, and improve the performance of, supply chain planning for automotive aftermarket services.
Team:
Patrik Jonsson, Joakim Andersson, Árni Halldórsson


LOGISTICS FOR THE MARGINALIZED: THE QUEST FOR EQUITABLE ACCESS TO GOODS IN THE TRANSPORT SYSTEM OF THE FUTURE
Analyse attributes of the transport system and logistics services needed to increase an equitable access to goods, in particular food groceries.
Team: Ivan Sanchez Diaz, Ceren Altuntas Vural,
Árni Halldórsson


ADVANCED ANALYTICS CAPABILITIES FOR FUTURE TRANSPORT MANAGEMENT
To explore what capabilities are required in order to take advantage of the opportunities offered by digitalization in supply and transport management.
Team:
Patrik Jonsson, Riikka Kaipia, Ala Pazirandeh, Gunnar Stefansson


FAKTA – Flexible Automation of Kitting, Transport and Assembly
The purpose of this project is to develop knowledge of how automation should be applied in material handling, considering levels of automation, technologies, as well as planning and control.
Duration: 11/1/2019 – 10/31/2022
Team: Robin Hanson, Mats Johansson, Lars Medbo


SHIFT TO FOSSIL LEAN TRAFFIC MODES – COMPETITION SURFACES NOW AND IN THE FUTURE
Map and analyse competitive surfaces between traffic modes and comination of traffic modes aiming at stimulating transport providers to change the transport supply and improve policy effectiveness.
Contact: Johan Woxenius, Jonas Flodén and Ayghir Aybalikh.


LÄNGRE FORDON I TERMINALNÄTVERK
Den övergripande forskningsidén är att studera effekterna avseende godstransport med långa fordon (34,5 meter) för att förbättra aspekterna miljö och säkerhet. Konkurrenskraft och kostnadseffektivitet kommer studeras relaterat till styckegods inom DHLs Svenska terminalnätverk.
Contact: Rickard Bergqvist


DIGITALISATION AND AUTOMATION IN SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED SEAPORTS
Investigate how digitalisation and automation can support seaports’ sustainability efforts and identify generic challenges and implementation barriers for small and medium-sized seaports
Contact:
Johan Woxenius and Mikael Lind


DRY PORT NETWORKS IN SWEDEN - Outcome Driven Supply Chain Perspective
To investigate supply chain benefits (in a form of cost, responsiveness, security, environmental performance, resilience, and innovation) by integration of a dry port in the system.
Contact: Violeta Roso


Value2Sea
The project aims to identify improvements in the transport chains of the the Öresund-Kattegatt-Skagerrak area through the use of new technologies, logistics and transport concepts (including dry-ports) for the benefit of the environment and congestion in an economically viable way.
Contact:
Violeta Roso

HCT INTERMODALT – EN STUDIE KRING POTENTIAL OCH GENOMFÖRBARHET
Detta projekt syftar till att undersöka möjligheterna att stärka effektiviteten och konkurrenskraften för intermodala transporter genom HCT-lösningar för väg i samspel med järnvägstransporter.
Contact:
Rickard Bergqvist


EFFECT BASED AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE PLANNING AND OPERATIONS SUPPORT
This project has a twofold purpose connected to urgent matters in tomorrow’s aircraft systems. We will study, develop and demonstrate efficient methods for management and control of maintenance and support of tomorrow’s aircraft system by exploring a System-of-Systems (SoS) performance thinking combined with new and adapted mathematical optimization modelling and methods. Reduced life cycle costs and an increased competitiveness for aircraft maintenance operations.
Period: 2017-2021
Contact: Ann-Brith Strömberg, Gabrijela Obradović, Michael Patriksson


CARROTS AND STICKS IN SHIPPING TO ACHIEVE ENVIRONMENTAL GOALS
The objective of the project is to identify, describe and classify policy instruments and measures in shipping which directly or indirectly address environmental objectives.
Contact: Kevin Cullinane


MODAL SHIFT FOR AN ENVIRONMENTAL  LIFT – MOSEL
The overall objective is to analyse under which conditions the shift of goods from road to rail and to waterborne transport can contribute to the fulfilment of the relevant Swedish environmental objectives 2030
Contact:
Kevin Cullinane


SeaConAZ
The SeaConAZ project - Exploring the potential for making sea containers go all the way (A-Z) through the supply chain.
Contact:
Rickard Bergqvist


HEALTHCARE LOGISTICS
At Chalmers, logistics research specifically applied in the healthcare sector is performed within the Centre for Healthcare Improvement – CHI.  This research aims to forecast the demand for healthcare services, evaluates the capacity management in healthcare, the capacity considerations when re-designing facilities and processes and efficient materials supply.
Contact:
Mats Johansson, Lars MedboAnders Plantin, Agneta Larsson


Aerospace industry is expected to grow, but the competition is strong, resulting in shrinking margins and an increasing demand for flexibility. The ability to efficiently use the company’s production system - while volumes and product mix changes - will be crucial to reach high resource utilization without sacrificing service levels and turnover rates. Hence, there is a need for theory development regarding the design and use of models and methods for this type of capacity planning, which is the purpose of the project.
Funded by: VINNOVA
Time period: 2017-2022
Contact: Ann-Brith Strömberg, Michael Patriksson and Sunney Fotedar


ASPIRE - Automation solutions for production deviation management
Increased ability to predict, detect, assess, and take actions to avoid deviations from planned states to propagate into production disturbances, and to increase the automation of the necessary methods and processes.
Funded by: VINNOVA
Time period: 2018-2020
Contact: Mats JohanssonPer Medbo and Lars Medbo



DenCity III​

DenCity develops innovative solutions for sustainable passenger and freight mobility in dense neighborhoods, with high standards of attractiveness, accessibility and sustainability. DenCity stands for radically new thinking and innovative processes for sustainable densification. 

Funded by: 50 % of the project is co-financed by the Swedish innovation agency, VINNOVA within the UDI-program and the remainder by the participating parties.
Time period: 
Contact: Dan Andersson



Förlängda sjöben

About prolonging the maritime transport leg rather than trying to minimize the distance at sea. 

Funded by: Region Skåne and Trafikverket via Triple F fund the project
Time period: 2019-
Contact: Johan Woxenius and Anastasia Christodoulou



DREAMIT - Digital Real-time Access Managament in Intermodal Transportation​

The purpose of the project is to improve resource efficiency in intermodal transportation systems and to improve access management by using digital information exchange and improved interaction between actors in the transportation modes sea, road and rail. ​There are large gaps in how access is managed today, in ports and rail terminals where only a small number of individual processes are in focus. 

Funded by: VINNOVA
Time period: 2017-03-01 - 2020-03-31
Contact: Per-Olof Arnäs​

Transparent Informationshantering och Samverkan för ökad Säkerhet vid transport av farligt gods (TISS)​

Syftet är att utveckla säkerheten inom området för transport av farligt gods på väg och järnväg. 

Funded by: Myndigheten för samhällsskydd och beredskap
Time period: 2016-2020
Contact: Lars-Göran Malmberg


Platform-based digital shoe retail (DigitalRetail)

The purpose of the project is to introduce a digital product fitting platform across a network of retailers to innovate the physical retail business model. It is also to conduct digital product testing and analyse its effects for improving business model design and finally to design, finish and test a prototype of a shoe-and-feet matching database for multiple retailers.

Funded by: VINNOVA
Time period: 2018-11-27 - 2020-11-27
Contact: ​​Patrik Jonsson


Development of a Procurement Big Data software and method​

The purpose of this project is to develop a PBD-method to view, analyse and compare procurement performance data in ground-breaking ways through innovative use cases. 

Funded by: VINNOVA
Time period: ​2017-01-01 - 2019-12-31
Contact: ​​Patrik Jonsson & Riikka Kaipia


Future of sharing schedule information in automotive industry supply chains using advanced data analytics

The purposes of this project are:

  1. to describe delivery schedule usage, variability and accuracy in SC, 
  2. to explain root causes and implications on planning practices and SC performances of schedule variations, 
  3. to propose data-driven methods, and (4) 
  4. to test and generate implementation frameworks for new methods and models. 

Low schedule accuracy and unknown consequences in the SC of its variation, besides changes are note communicated effectively.

Funded by: FFI - Strategic Vehicle Research and Innovation
Time period: ​2018-10-01 - 2021-05-31
Contact: ​​Patrik Jonsson


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


VALUMICS
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

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Published: Wed 12 Feb 2020.