Research projects - ongoing



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

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

BLIP-HOPE- Construction logistics on Water: Barriers and potential
The project will consider using waterways to transport construction material and waste with a focus on two topics: (1) knowledge of barriers towards increased usage (2) an agenda for future research.
Contact: Michael Browne

CHALLENGES AND NEEDS IN FUTURE CIRCULAR MATERIAL SYSTEMS FOR ELECTRIC AND AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES
Identify future challenges of recycling processes and supply chain systems, triggered by the development of electric and autonomous vehicles.
Contact: Mats Johansson

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

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


DIGIN - Digitalisation of freight deliveries and collaborative public sector innovation

To study how digitalisation of freight transport challenges current organisational strategies and processes, policy and regulations at different institutional levels, and contribute to public sector innovation.


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​


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

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

EFFECTIVE INSTALLATION MATERIAL FLOWS BY COORDINATED INFORMATION FLOW
Increase resource efficiency in the construction industry by improvements in and coordination of the material and information flows relating to the installation companies.
Contact:
Mats Johansson

ELISTAFT - Efficient Logistics Interfaces Supporting a Transition to Autonomous Freight Transport
For autonomous freight transport, generate an understanding of the prerequisites for achieving automated loading, unloading, related information handling and in-plant transport in supplying and receiving facilities.
Team:
Robin Hanson, Lars Medbo, Gunnar Stefansson, Dan Andersson, Michael Browne, Catrin Lammgård

ENHANCING CIRCULARITY IN AFTERMARKET SUPPLY CHAINS: CHALLENGES/REQUIREMENTS ON LOGISTICS SERVICES
Analyse logistical challenges and barriers for OEMs that are engaged in circular solutions and services.
Contact: Gabriella Gatenholm

ETT EFFEKTIVT CIRKULATIONSSYSTEM FÖR NYTTIGGÖRANDE AV HUSHÅLLS- OCH VERKSAMHETSAVFALL
Syftet med projektet är att med avseende på hushålls- och verksamhetsavfall skapa en långsiktig plattform för att generera kunskap om SCMs påverkan på cirkulär användning av material och föreslå forskningsinsatser som bidrar till utveckling–en av och möjliggör ett effektivt cirkulationssystem
Contact:
Mats Johansson

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

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

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


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

IMPROVING THE TRANSPORT EFFECTIVENESS AND ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT OF CLOTHING RETURNS
This project aims to improve the transport efficiency of the clothing returns process in order to determine the reasons why consumers make returns and evaluate how they travel.
Contact: Sharon Cullinane

INLOG - INNOVATIVA LOGISTIKKONCEPT FÖR ÖKAD INLANDS- OCH KUSTSJÖFART
Projektets syfte är att utveckla innovativa logistikkoncept för ökad inlands- och kustsjöfart, som ser bortom dagens begränsningar med avseende på affärsmodeller, regelverk, godsflödeskaraktäristik samt fartygskoncept.
Contact: Johan Woxenius

INNOVATION PROJECT: DIGITALISATION, AUTOMATION AND ELECTRIFICATION IN SMALL AND MID-SIZED SEAPORTS
Investigate how digitalisation, automation and electrification supports ports’ sustainability efforts. Furthermore, this project aims to overcome barriers for small and mid-sized ports by demonstrations and implementation analyses.
Contact: Marta Gonzalez-Aregall

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

MIMIC
This project aims  to demonstrate how SMART Governance concepts can be used as an aid in the construction and city planning processes to facilitate and support logistics to, from and on urban construction sites to improve mobility and reduce congestion within cities.
Contact: Kajsa Hulthén

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

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


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


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.


SIZE, SPECIALIZATION AND FLEXIBILITY – THE ROLE OF PORTS IN A SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT SYSTEM

To evaluate whether smaller ports can be more cost-effective than larger ports and at the same time, contributing to a more environmentally and economically sustainable transport system.

Contact: Kevin Cullinane

 

SMART PARKING FOR FREIGHT VEHICLES

Implement connected devices and data analytics to enhance the design and management of loading zones bringing benefits for freight companies and citizens

Contact: Ivan Sanchez-Diaz

 

Tactical resource allocation for efficient capacity Utilization

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


THE ROLE OF INTERMEDIARY ORGANISATIONS IN URBAN SUPPLY CHAIN AND THEIR IMPACT ON SUSTAINABILITY IN URBAN AREAS

Intermediary organisations have significant influence on goods receivers, impacting their behaviour, purchasing practices and inventory policies. At the same time, intermediary organisations haven’t got much attention from the researchers in urban freight field. This project aims to investigate the role and the impact on sustainability of intermediary organisations

Contact: Michael Browne

 

TRANSFORMATION OF TRANSPORT SYSTEMS FACILITATED BY CHANGED PURCHASING BEHAVIOUR AND NEW SERVICE OFFERINGS

The aim of the project is to contribute to a transformation of current transport systems. The goal is to achieve this by increasing the knowledge about how transport purchase decisions are made

Contact: Dan Andersson


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


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

 

TRANSPARENT INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AND COLLABORATION FOR INCREASED SECURITY IN THE TRANSPORT OF DANGEROUS GOODS (PRE-STUDY)

To evaluate the transport of dangerous goods and the reason behind the accidents and their relationship to possible incorrect declaration of goods. Furthermore, this project aims to understand how actors in the transport chain act when transporting dangerous goods on container ships and RoRo vessels

Contact: Marta Gonzalez-Aregall

 

TRANSPORT PROCUREMENT - THE SHIPPER’S ROLE IN THE TRANSITION TO A FOSSIL FREE FREIGHT TRANSPORT SYSTEM

The purpose is to contribute to the knowledge about how transport buying companies can contribute to the transition to a fossil free goods transport system

Contact: Dan Andersson

 

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


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

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: Tue 21 Apr 2020.