Development of a holistic approach fostering innovation uptake in the logistics area
Paper i proceeding, 2014
Over the past decade, several research initiatives have investigated and proposed innovative solutions for transport logistics. However, the level of adoption in the transport industry has been low, in particular in comparison with other industry sectors. This is on one side related to the transport industry itself, facing issues like market fragmentation, price pressure and a high degree of outsourcing. The other reason for this is a lack in dissemination strategies towards relevant stakeholders being indentified in several logistics innovation projects. The EU-funded project LOGINN - Logistic Innovation Uptake - aims at coordinating and supporting RTD projects in the logistics area to improve their capabilities to bridge the gap between pilot implementation and marketable solutions. In addition, the project aims at disseminating innovative logistics practices, technologies and business models to the logistics community, thus establishing an information hub for logistics innovation and contributing to education and training of logistics enterprises’ employees. Here we present the first findings.