Requirements for a web-based cargo management tool to enable coopetition

Andreas Gasperlmair, Hans-Christian Graf, Sophie-Therese Hörtenhuber, Christian Landschützer

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster


The objective of the governmental funded project “protoPI” is to identify inefficient part loads and single unit loads between Styria and Upper Austria within the existing supply chains and to improve transport efficiency as well as to reduce traffic by implementing an intelligent cross-company (“smart”) logistics-system.
As the "Physical Internet" (PI) is also based on cross-company collaborations and
cooperations in order to avoid waste of resources, protoPI wants to enable and simplify crosscompany consolidation of part loads by creating a prototype for a partly automated cargo management web-platform. Therefore, requirements and conditions of the local shipment market had to be gathered to be able to create a market-oriented prototype.
The poster displays the requirements and constraints for
protoPI concept and its organizational, technical and legal the proposed web-platform. For
instance, when
implementing this kind of multi-stakeholder platform different burdens have to be overcome: design and accessibility of interfaces, credibility of the platform compared to classical logistics service providers, financial clearing models, contractual burdens and document
management with frequently changing partners.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jul 2017
Event4th International Physical Internet Conference - Graz, Graz, Austria
Duration: 4 Jul 20176 Jul 2017


Conference4th International Physical Internet Conference
Abbreviated titleIPIC2017
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