P. Brandtner, L. Simmer, M. Plasch, A. Haller, M. Kalt, M. Neubauer - Atropine – Fast Track to the Physical Internet - Proceedings of the 4th International Physical Internet Conference (IPIC 2017), Graz, Austria, 2017
Making the Physical Internet (PI) a reality will require radical changes with respect to the roles and responsibilities of many stakeholders. It takes levels of industrial co-operation, asset sharing and supply chain transparency well above those prevailing today. “Atropine - Fast Track to the Physical Internet” is a multi-disciplinary cross-industry project funded under the Strategic Economic and Research Program "Innovative Upper Austria 2020”, which aims to raise the awareness and the willingness to cooperate in the participating companies. Moreover, the project team will develop new business models, test different scenarios by simulation and optimization and bring key elements of the Physical Internet to life in real business environments. Three task groups were set up to cover the topics legal, business model and simulation and optimization. At the end of the project the simulation and the demonstrator will be evaluated and recommendations for further actions can be derived. The project makes the Physical Internet a more prominent agenda item in Upper Austria and will show the participating project partners benefits, challenges and solutions of co-operation and asset sharing.