21 April 17

The Synchro-NET Second Annual Meeting at Transport Logistic in Munich

headerTransport Logistic is a 4-day event being held from 9th May to the 12th May 2017 at the Messe Munchen in Munich, Germany. This event showcases product from Automotive, Railway, Shipping & Aviation Products, Logistics & Transportation industries.

Into this wonderful context the Second Annual Meeting of the Synchro-NET project will take place from 10th to 12th of May. The 3-day events will be organized in order to examine the main mid term results and plan the future actions of the second period.

In 2015, the Synchro-NET project was financed thanks to Horizon 2020 programme and started involving several partners such as DHL Exel Supply Chain Spain (the project leader), Fraunhofen, MC2J, POLITO, CIRCLE, and Cross-Border Research Association.

SYNCHRO-NET aims to demonstrate how a powerful and innovative synchromodal supply chain eco-NET can catalyse the uptake of the slow steaming concept and synchro-modality, guaranteeing cost-effective robust solutions that de-stress the supply chain to reduce emissions and costs for logistics operations while simultaneously increasing reliability and service levels for logistics users.

The core of the SYNCHRO-NET solution is an integrated optimisation and simulation eco-net, incorporating: real-time synchro-modal logistics optimisation (e- Freight-enabled); slow steaming ship simulation & control systems; synchro-modal risk/benefit analysis statistical modelling; dynamic stakeholder impact assessment solution; and a synchro-operability communications and governance architecture. Perhaps the most important output of SYNCHRO-NET is the demonstration that slow steaming, coupled with synchro-modal locircle 1NiMdAcirclegistics optimisation delivers amazing benefits to all stakeholders in the supply chain: massive reduction in emissions for shipping and land-based transport due to modal shift to greener modes AND optimised planning processes leading to reduced empty kms for trucks and fewer wasted repositioning movements.

3 intensive days dedicated to Synchro-NET core contents:

On the 10th of May, the Synchro-NET partners organized the internal meeting where several main results will be discussed and examined. Among the different sessions, a relevant part will be dedicated to the three Synchro-NET demonstrators: the East-West Trade Lane demonstrators, the regional demonstrators, and the Pan European demonstrators.

On 11th of May, the Synchro-NET partners organised the Stakeholders roundtable and will discuss on the following main topics:

Registrations for the Stakeholder’s Roundtables are now open, everyone interested to take part at the roundtables is kindly requested to confirm the attendance by email to synchronet@dhl.com by 8th of May

On 12th of May, the Synchro-NET partners will conduct an internal exploitation workshop discussing Key Exploitable Results of the project and further developing the individual business plans of the partners.

Source: Synchro-NET

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