A case study derived methodology to create a roadmap to realize the Physical Internet for SME

Florian Ehrentraut, Christian Landschützer, Dirk Jodin, Hans-Christian Graf, Andreas Gasperlmair

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Sending goods like an e-mail – only by one click. What sounds quite easy gets rather complex and uncertain when taking a closer look on the details. The groundbreaking change intended by the Physical Internet (PI) enables many beneficial aspects but rises a lot of questions, uncertainness and concerns. To change today´s supply chain processes, to change the assets which are needed to handle, store and transport goods, to introduce new information and communication technology and new business models will mean a fundamental change. Current logistic systems and the stakeholders involved in today´s logistics are deeply affected and influenced. To dispel concerns and to allow the PI-vison to become an operating system this paper proposes a methodology to create a roadmap to realize the PI for SME based on a real industry case study.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIPIC2016
Subtitle of host publicationpapers
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2016
Event3rd International Physical Internet conference - Georgia Tech, Atlanta, United States
Duration: 29 Jun 20161 Jul 2016


Conference3rd International Physical Internet conference
Abbreviated titleIPIC16
Country/TerritoryUnited States
Internet address


  • Physical Internet
  • Go2PI
  • Realization of the Physical Internet
  • Realization Methodology
  • Physical Internet for SME

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

Fields of Expertise

  • Mobility & Production

Treatment code (Nähere Zuordnung)

  • Theoretical


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