Publication

Putting the Physical Internet into practice - Current developments and application examples

Publication, 2017

Outline

L. Simmer, M. Plasch, M. Neubauer, M. Kalt - Putting the Physical Internet into practice - Current developments and application examples - Proceedings of the 24th EurOMA conference, Edinburgh, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2017

Abstract

The implementation of the Physical Internet cannot be realized without the widespread participation of industry. This paper aims to investigate application examples and current R&D projects supporting the real-world implementation of the PI. Examples to the subsequent characteristics (1-4) have been investigated - (1) Exploit Smart Networked Containers Embedding Smart Objects, (2) Activate and Exploit an Open Global Supply Web, (3) Stimulate Business Model Innovation and (4) Evolve from Point-to-point Hub-and-Spoke Transport to Distributed Multi-Segment Intermodal Transport. The paper presents elements, success factors, requirements and potentials likely to be useful or even necessary for realizing the selected PI-characteristics.