Collaboration methodology in between logistics clusters

This paper develops a framework for the massification concept and identifies the success and failure elements as well as the evaluation criteria for a successful massification concept. Well-established logistics clusters, in search of bundling existing good flows with other flows in the logistics chain, still do not leverage their full potentials in terms of competitiveness and sustainability for the European industry and society. There are several reasons such as a lack of advanced collaboration practices between the local actors (i.e.…

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Cluster Community System (CluCS) demo in Bologna

Cluster Community System (CluCS), a solution by Clusters 2.0, was presented during a virtual demonstration day on 3rd June 2020 in Bologna, Italy. What is CluCS? Cluster Community System (CluCS) is an IT platform leveraging synergies between logistics and intermodal nodes through the efficient management of information and operations of the supply chain. The IT platform was initially tested in the rail and road connections between Interporto Bologna and other logistics nodes of the Emilia-Romagna region. Then, it was extended to the…

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Clusters 2.0 final overview

Clusters 2.0 final overview What are Clusters 2.0 main innovations? Different partners explain the main project solutions (Massification project, NMLU, SlotBooking App and CluCS) and their impact towards more sustainable logistics.   Interested in knowing more? Subscribe to our YouTube channel .

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Clusters 2.0 presentation

Which solutions are included in Clusters 2.0 toolbox ? Learn more about Massification project, NMLU, SlotBooking App and CluCS. 

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Container flow forecasting through neural networks based on metaheuristics

This paper emphasizes the importance of container flow forecasting and provide a comprehensive tool for that purpose. This paper proposes a fuzzy neural network prediction approach based on metaheuristics for container flow forecasting. The approach uses fuzzy if–then rules for selection between two different heuristics for developing neural network architecture, simulated annealing and genetic algorithm, respectively. These non-parametric models are compared with traditional parametric ARIMA technique. Time series composed from monthly container traffic observations for Port of Barcelona are used…

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Opportunities of Product-Service System in Physical Internet

This paper discusses the new opportunities and perspectives of Product Service System in Physical Internet that is one of the most recent breakthrough paradigms. We also investigate some recent innovative business models, services and practices relevant to PSS and PI, in order to point out emerging research avenues and opportunities. Product-Service System (PSS) has shown great potential in supply chain and logistics management. The potential is even more evident for the recent paradigms of sustainable logistics, for example, the Physical…

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First Project Board Meeting in Bologna

Project Board Meeting – October 2017 Last October 2017, CLUSTER 2.0’s team met at Interporto Bologna for the first Project Board meeting. Responsibles from PTV, BlueGreen, ENIDE and more got together to discuss the future of logistics, with focus on efficiency and innovation. The meeting lasted two whole days; the first day mainly concentrated on Symbiotic Network of Logistics Clusters (based on CargoStream) and Proximity Terminal Network (PTN) updates, amongst other issues regarding CLUSTER 2.0’s organization, partner roles and next…

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Collaboration, digitalisation and sustainability for future logistics

A few weeks ago we interviewed Marcel Huschebeck, coordinator of CLUSTER 2.0, from PTV group, who discussed the changes in the world of logistics, the project’s ambitions and expectations, and also in which ways it differs from other projects. To begin with, it is necessary to define what a logistic cluster is: an agglomeration of several types of firms and operations: logistics service providers (transportation, 3PL), logistics operations (such as warehousing) and linked logistics industries (for example, ICT). Well established…

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Clusters 2.0 Newsletter #1

Dear Cluster 2.0 follower We’re thrilled to present to you our first CLUSTERS 2.0 Newsletter, which includes: The definition of a logistics clusters, its advantages for those who are part of it and its benefits for the environment. An interview with Marcel Huschebeck, coordinator of CLUSTERS 2.0 from PTV Group, where he discusses the project’s ambitions, expected results and how CLUSTERS 2.0 differs from other projects A recap and pictures from our first general meeting in Bologna A summary of…

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