Smart Logistics: 4C4More
In the field of distribution, clients are becoming more demanding, while the complexity of product requests, production, and distribution networks continues to grow. These trends, combined with the need for more efficient and sustainable goods transport, are placing great demands on the compact between service providers, manufacturers, and retailers. The key idea behind 4C4More is to create economies of scale through partnerships within and between distribution chains. This includes developing the necessary legal framework and information support for such partnerships, as well as computational models and decision supporting software for predicting demand and transport planning. Several universities, RSM, and six manufacturers and logistical service providers are participating in this project with TU/e. The concrete results will be cheaper production, transportation, and storage, using fewer materials and with fewer emissions.