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Innovation is a powerful driver for the economic growth, nevertheless Innovation as such remains an empty word if it is not related to the specificity of a given reality. Before taking any decision it is important to assess the actual status and then plan the necessary steps to adopt innovative solution in the light of own processes and business. The ... Read More »

Improving profitability in road haulage operations

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Peter Jenni, the operations manager at Hohlenstein AG in St. Gallen, Switzerland, reduced the number of damages on the truck fleet 20% by giving employees quarterly bonuses for driving without damages.  Incentive systems, e.g., bonuses or how services are paid for, are crucial in staff and organizational behaviour. The first question to ask in any organization is – “How is ... Read More »

Collaborate and stay competitive

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This was one of the key findings from the “Innovation in Logistics: Can collaborative discussion platforms support innovation uptake in a competitive logistics industry?” workshop and roundtable, in which the Loginn project Consortium discussed with innovators and innovation adopters from the industry and the research – such as Ludger Brüll (Bayer Technology Services), Andres Kirchheiner and Thomas Zeller (AIS), Richard ... Read More »

Can a parcel be green and on-time? The Green Supply Chain business model

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Climate change driven by man-made greenhouse gas emissions is one of the most pressing challenges that society currently faces. Considering that a significant part (approximately 13%, according to the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change) of these emissions is attributed to transport, and to the logistics industry more specifically (around 5.5% of global GHG emissions), it is no surprise that there ... Read More »

Aston Martin, Jaguar and Toyota’s cooperative recipe for managing risk

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The increasing vulnerability of freight transport chains requires a new approach for identifying potential risks, mitigating their impact and addressing their consequences. For such an approach to be effective, it should extend beyond the boundaries of the single supply chain actor. “Trusted networks” can proactively identify and manage the potential risks in the supply chain. As supply chain and transport ... Read More »

Going down one level to refresh up the air

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Underground logistics might sound as science fiction. However, going underground for people transport and to bring hazardous materials and wastes to and from urban areas has been a solution to improve the citizens quality of life since almost two centuries ago.  Delivering effectively and efficiently in congested metropolitan areas is a problem really hard to solve. Besides a number of practices ... Read More »

Crowdsourcing for the last mile

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Last-mile crowdsourcing consists in leaning on a group of citizens for completing the last-mile delivery of parcels in a city. This model answers the need to cope with the increased congestion in cities and the resultant problems of inefficiency and negative environmental impacts of local deliveries. Crowdsourcing has some potential advantages that cannot be ignored. For the logistics services providers, ... Read More »