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Funding:Programme; Horizon 2020. Call; H2020-MG-2014 Mobility for Growth (Research & Innovation Action). Topic; MG-6.2-2014: De-stressing the Supply Chain. Funding amount €7.5M
Timeline:Start; May 2015. Duration; 3.5 years
Coordinator:DHL Exel Supply Chain Spain SL
HALPIN Team:Project Manager & lead researcher; Maria Looney, Researcher; Jane O'Keeffe
Overview:SYNCHRO-NET - Synchro-modal Supply Chain Eco-Net will demonstrate how a powerful and innovative synchro-modal supply chain eco-NET can catalyse the uptake of the slow steaming concept and synchro-modality, guaranteeing cost-effective robust solutions that de-stress the supply chain to reduce emissions and costs for logistics operations while simultaneously increasing reliability and service levels for logistics users. The core of the SYNCHRO-NET solution will be an integrated optimisation and simulation eco-net, incorporating: real-time synchro-modal logistics optimisation (e-Freight-enabled); slow steaming ship simulation & control systems; synchro-modal risk/benefit analysis statistical modelling; dynamic stakeholder impact assessment solution; and a synchro-operability communications and governance architecture. Perhaps the most important output of SYNCHRO-NET will be the demonstration that slow steaming, coupled with synchromodal logistics optimisation delivers amazing benefits to all stakeholders in the supply chain: massive reduction in emissions for shipping and land-based transport due to modal shift to greener modes and optimised planning processes leading to reduced empty kms for trucks and fewer wasted repositioning movements. This will lead to lower costs for all stakeholders – shipping companies and logistics operators will benefit from massive reduction in fuel usage, faster turnaround times in ports & terminals and increased resource utilisation/efficiency. Customers and end users will have greater control of their supply chain, leading to more reliable replenishment activity and therefore reduced safety stocks and expensive warehousing. Authorities and governmental organisations will benefit from a smoother, more controlled flow of goods through busy terminals, and reduction of congestion on major roads, thus maximising the utilisation of current infrastructure and making the resourcing of vital activities such as import/export control, policing and border security less costly.
Theme(s):Maritime Operations; Supply Chain
Partners: 18 partners across 8 countries:
DHL Exel Supply Chain Spain SL , MJC2 Ltd. , Bureau Veritas-Registre International De Classification De Navires Et D'Aeron , Politecnico Di Torino , Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.V. , SAM Electronics GMBH , Kongsberg Maritime AS , Software AG , Centre De Recherche Pour L'Architecture Et L'Industrie Nautiques , Cross-Border Research Association , China Shipping (Spain) Agency SL , SYCO sas , Kuehne+Nagel (Ireland) Ltd. , EMC Information Systems International - DELL EMC , Rail Safety and Standards Board Ltd. , Hydrocean , Circle srl , London Economics Ltd. .
HALPIN Roles:HALPIN are responsibile for two key deliverables under WP1 - SYNCHRO-NET Requirements Specification; D1.5 - the SYNCHRO-NET Vision document (1st iteration) and D1.3 - the SYNCHRO-NET Vision and Success Criteria document. HALPIN is also a key contributor to WP6 - SYNCHRO-NET Business Cases & Demonstrators, specifically to T6.3 - The Regional Demonstrator with Irish partners Kuehne+Nagel and DELL EMC. HALPIN is also making contributions to D6.1 The Demonstrators Plan and Project Assessment Methodology, D7.3 Standardisation and Policy Recommendations and D7.4 Exploitation & Dissemination Plans.
  • D1.3 - SYNCHRO-NET Vision and Project Success Criteria Report (M24) - Delivered, May 2017
  • D1.5 - SYNCHRO-NET Vision (M12) - Delivered & accepted, June 2016

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