Future Internet PPP Use Case Project

Future Internet PPP

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The provision of transport and services is planned and managed based on actual and foreseen demands and information about the Transportation Network infrastructure and traffic conditions. The planning includes decisions about:

-   routes,

-   schedules,

-   service types and

-   Use of resources.

Shipping Consolidation and Load/Trip planningis the planning of the physical loads for placement in a truck (or another transport unit, depending on the mode of transport).

This planning assigns shipments (goods) to a truck, taking into account constraints like pickup and delivery time windows and allowed combination of goods. The trip planning is used to define the most optimal trip, based on geographical maps and plans. Combining both load and trip planning is necessary to create the most optimal transportation trip.

Load Design means to plan how the goods will be stored in the truck (three dimensional). Design is done based on criteria such as sequence of loading and unloading and stack ability of the products.

This functionality can include load design for pallets using alternative stacking patterns, driven by product, customer and transport unit data/constraints.

Route Planning is based on the created trip. The actual route is determined at the street level, taking into consideration granular geographic information.

In case own equipment is used to execute the actual shipment. Fleet and driver planning allocate vehicles and drivers to planned loads and routes. Constraints that typically can be taken into account are driving hours, the current location of drivers, equipment and the condition of the equipment.

The Carrier Selection can include transport mode selection and even the selection of the actual carrier. In its most basic form the planner manually assigns a transport mode and/or carrier. The system might also support by providing decision matrices. This could be a fixed carrier for a particular lane (possibly with weight/transit time indications). Some systems will support more elaborate decision processes. It is also possible that carrier selection is supported by tendering of loads amongst contract carriers or via public tendering on the web.

See: Process Phase Structure

Last change: 2011-11-17

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