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- Physical Internet related papers in Research JournalsPhysical Internet related papers in Research Journals
Shenle Pan, Damien Trentesaux, Duncan McFarlane, Benoit Montreuil; Eric Ballot ; George Q.Huang
Computers in Industry, Volume 128, June 2021, 103435
ABSTRACTInteroperability is playing an increasing role for today’s logistics and supply chain management (LSCM) because of the trends of cooperation or coopetition. Especially, digital interoperability concerning data or information exchange becomes a key enabler for the next evolutions that will massively rely upon digitalization, artificial intelligence, and autonomous systems. The notion of Physical Internet (PI) is one such evolution, an innovative worldwide logistic paradigm aimed at interconnecting and coordinating logistics networks for efficiency and sustainability. This paper investigates how digital interoperability can help interconnect logistics and supply networks as well as the operational solutions for sustainable development, and examines the new challenges and research opportunities for digital interoperability under the PI paradigm. To this end, we study the most relevant technologies for digital interoperability in LSCM, via a bibliometric analysis based on 208 papers published during 2010−2020. The results reveal that the present state-of-the-art solutions of digital interoperability are not fully aligned with PI requirements and show new challenges, research gaps and opportunities that need further discussion. Accordingly, several research avenues are suggested to advance research and applications in this area, and to achieve interconnection in logistics and supply networks for sustainability.
We investigate digital interoperability (DI) issues in logistics and SCM.
We discuss new and important DI challenges under the Physical Internet (PI) Paradigm.
Bibliometric review shows the current solutions are not fully aligned with PI.
Interdisciplinary approaches and solutions are studied for new research perspectives.
New research avenues are suggested to advance the research and application for PI.
- First published: 27 October 2020, https://doi.org/10.1111/jbl.12260Contact Oliver Schauer or Markus Gerschberger
Towards freight transport system unification: reviewing and combining the advancements in the physical internet and synchromodal transport research. Pages 1606-1623 | Published online: 05 Jul 2018 (access the paper source) .
Tomas Ambra, An Caris & Cathy Macharis
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Christian Landschutzer, Florian Ehrentraut, Dirk Jodin
One of the main key enablers for a successful realization of the Physical Internet (PI) scenario is a modular box that meets all requirements of an interconnected logistical network. To address all these requirements, a holistic approach including all needs of the shipping network is integrated in the methodical development process that leads to the modular box prototypes. This paper describes the methodological engineering process for the first approach to develop a modular and multifunctional load unit to implement a first real PI scenario in the fast-moving consumer goods industry. From the identified research questions, three different layers to point out in detail arise. Following the presentation of the sizing approach, engineering design is the main part. A technical view on loading PI unit loads completes this work. Several methods are applied on these different layers, and final results are presented. By highlighting the significance of technical aspects and introducing a methodological approach, the reader can pick out additional benefit from this work to use in familiar topics from engineering design in logistics.
- Physical Internet Articles in General MediaPhysical Internet Articles in General Media
The Physical Internet (PI) concept gets more and more traction within the logistics community. There is a strong belief that similar to the internet we know today, the Physical Internet will become a core element of our day to day lives in the future. Additionally, the physical supply chains lag far behind regarding the desired improvements needed to meet the required “sustainability” targets, indicating that something has to change.
- By Henrik Hvid Jensen Senior Blockchain Advisor, Trustworks published in WEFThese 5 "Logistic Internets" can increase trade and reduce poverty through greater efficiencies and lower costs.