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

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 24th EurOMA conference
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event24th International Annual EurOMA Conference - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Jul 20175 Jul 2017


Conference24th International Annual EurOMA Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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  • application examples
  • logistics
  • Physical Internet


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