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The Steering Group is industry led and it is empowered by the Plenary to decide the strategy, work programs and the ETP’s main areas of activity of ALICE-ETP. It may decide on the creation of Task Forces to address specific activities informing on this to the Plenary. The Steering Group proposes research and innovation challenges to the Commission as input for the HORIZON 2020. The Plenary will be informed on the decisions made by the Steering Group.

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This Group is currently focussed on the delivery of the “Roadmap Towards Zero Emissions Logistics in 2050” as part of the renewed ALICE strategy. A draft roadmap structure has been agreed with basic contents and will be finalized over 2019.

As background, the Working Group delivered in 2014 a Research and Innovation roadmap on “Sustainable, Safe and Secure Supply Chains“. In this paper we sketched the context in which companies operate their supply chains in the 21st century. We identified that resource scarcity, demographic trends, safety concerns and security threats at global, regional and local level span the space of feasible supply chain design, planning, control and execution solutions. We envisioned an evolution towards fully integrated supply networks, in which logistics service providers, shippers and authorities closely cooperate. In particular shippers, as the owners of the goods in transit, play a key role; their decisions on product configuration after all determine what to transport.


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The ambition of this Roadmap is the achievement of EU wide co-modal transport services within a well synchronized, smart and seamless network, supported by corridors and hubs, providing optimal support to supply chains. It involves a step change from the current system, towards the ultimate vision of the Physical Internet, by synchronizing intermodal services between modes and with shippers, (referred to as Synchromodality), aligning equipment and services on corridors and hubs and integrating these into networks.

So far, network integration has been focused on interconnectivity and interoperability of transport processes and equipment. Integration has been achieved only partially at the TEN-T core network level, without alignment of hubs and corridors specifically for freight transport. There is a poor match between requirements of door-to-door freight services within Europe and the supporting pan-European infrastructure. In addition, important dynamic qualities of the transport system such as flexibility, resilience and responsiveness are still underdeveloped. Thirdly, integration has not been achieved in the vertical sense, aligning transport services with supply chain requirements of manufacturers, distributors and the wholesale sector. Freight services are, therefore, insufficiently customer-oriented to serve increasingly diverse client’s needs.

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The ambition of the working group is to define research and innovation paths that need to be addressed to achieve real-time (re)configurable supply chains in (global) supply chain networks with available and affordable ICT solutions for all types of companies and participants. In essence, this is a requirement to enable a Physical Internet: an open global logistic system founded on physical, digital, and operational interconnectivity, enabled through encapsulation of goods, standard interfaces and protocols. The aim the Physical Internet vision is to move, store, produce, supply and use physical objects throughout the world in a manner that is economically, environmentally and socially efficient and sustainable.

As part of the renewed ALICE strategy and the updating of working groups scopes end 2017, this working group is now integrating topics related to safety and security of supply chains, previously adressed in working group 1. Main topics adressed in this working group are: Low intrusive security technologies, supply chain resilience, advanced supply chain risk management, system based supervision, coordinated border management, visibility of end-to-end supply chains, seamless data interoperability, ownership & governance, intelligent objects, smart devices, IoT & ITS, Big Data & Data Analitycs, dematerialization, autonomous logistics operations, transhipment technology and handling of logistics units.

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Global Supply Network Coordination and Collaboration Working Group deals with coordination and collaboration among stakeholders in global supply networks. Coordination and collaboration refer respectively to vertical and horizontal synergies along and across different supply-chains. In this context, Supply Network Coordination deals with the synchronization and dynamic update of logistics and transport plans, across modes and actors (manufacturers, retailers, logistics services providers, carriers, terminal operators, etc.). Supply Network Collaboration deals with maximising resources utilization, such as vehicle and infrastructure capacity, by matching demand from multiple shippers with available transport and logistics services from different modes and service providers. Both Coordination and Collaboration can produce significant gains in terms of both efficiency and sustainability and represent a big step towards the Physical Internet, leading the transition from individually managed supply chains to open supply networks

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The goal of the group is to identify and share advances and innovations in urban freight and logistics as well as to identify research priorities related to urban freight delivery, returns and urban logistics to improve the efficiency, sustainability and security of these activities. The contents will contribute to the definition of research programmes addressing the main stakeholders of the sector (cities, industry, retail, logistics service providers), including Horizon 2020, the European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation for 2014-2020.

The scope of the roadmap is urban freight transport, defined as all movements of goods into, out of, through or within the urban area, made by light or heavy vehicles, including:

  • Delivery of goods (business and home);
  • Service transport and demolition traffic;
  • Shopping trips made by private households;
  • Reverse logistics for waste removal and for returns management;
  • Service vans for maintenance, supply and removal of parts

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