The sustainability of the logistics sector is challenged by its energy consumption and GHG emissions. In order to reduce emissions, logistics actors have started to implement environmentally friendly collaborative strategies addressing supply chain integration, multi modal transport, consolidation of deliveries and reverse logistics.
The implementation of such strategies frequently requires reactive and proactive coordination based on information exchanges between collaborating actors, to optimally match supply and demand for logistic resources. This necessitates real time monitoring of supply chains, generating vast amounts of data, and requiring sophisticated analysis, in order to support tactical and strategic decision making, creating winning advantages for both businesses and authorities.
Despite the progress achieved in the connectivity of applications, the adoption of ICT solutions by logistics operators in Europe is still not optimal.
SELIS main objective is to develop a platform for pan-European logistics applications and to create a communication and navigation platform for the European logistic communities. All important European logistic stakeholders and ICT providers are represented in the SELIS consortium, and by means of eight living labs the different stakeholders will create and test a common proof of concept.
More specifically, SELIS objectives are:
To produce the SELIS Reference Framework
Develop and simulate pan European Green Logistics Strategies (EGLS) Models
Develop the SELIS ICT Platform and Infrastructure
Set up a Capacity Building Programme for the EU-wide adoption of SELIS Community Nodes
Develop representative SELIS oriented Logistics Solutions.
SELIS is aimed at delivering a ‘platform for pan-European logistics applications’ by:
Embracing a wide spectrum of logistics perspectives and creating a unifying operational and strategic business innovation agenda for the pan European Green Logistics.
Establishing an exceptionally strong consortium of logistics stakeholders and ICT providers, that can leverage EU IP from over 40 projects so as to create proof of concept Common communication and navigation platforms for pan-European logistics applications in month 18 utilised by 8 living labs (LLs).
Establishing a research and innovation environment using the LLs to provide data than can be used for discovery of new insights that will enable continuous value creation supporting the large scale adoption of SELIS.