The idea behind the CLOUD project is to develop an ecosystem with services & applications for ALL transport and supply chain stakeholders which aims to improve the supply chain management over door-to-door operations. These operations include:
- Sourcing, Booking & Planing of logistics services
- Planning of trans-european logistics chains including first/last mile optimization
- In-transit Execution Management
- Tracking and Monitoring (Visibility)
The ecosystem is based on a virtual Logistic Single Window (LSW). The LSW supports a federation of regional/national community platforms such that the prospective user views it as a single logistics services platform even though it emerges through collaboration between individual initiatives – each of them with their own focus.
These community platforms are:
- CBP - Central Booking Platform
- M3 - Mix Move Match
- T-Traco transport management system
The LSW brings together value added services from different angles: from end-to-end logistics chain management to operational systems focussed on resource optimization for individual modes and/or hubs.
Realization of the project objectives will allow logistics and supply chains to develop towards a cheaper and more efficient, but at the same time a more customized and service-oriented sector, supported by a full integration and synchronization of processes between involved parties and transport assets.