The University of Northampton is playing a key role in developing a cloud-based logistics system that it believes will revolutionise supply chains.
A consortium of the university and several international partners has just received €16.2m funding from the EU for the AOELIX project.
From this the university’s Centre of Excellence Logistics and Supply (CELAS) has received £600,000 to conduct research on the project.
As part of the AOELIX cloud-based logistics system, organisations involved in logistics, such as shippers, transport companies, warehousing firms, retailers and customs can access and exchange information.
The University of Northampton said: “Currently, the logistics sector across the continent is very fragmented, with little collaboration between the organisations involved.
“Improving communication between all parties would unlock huge potential for pan-continental logistics to be much more efficient and sustainable.”
Liam Fassam, senior lecturer in supply chain management and project lead for the university, said: “The AOELIX digital business ecosystem will create visibility across the supply chain, enabling more sustainable and efficient transport of goods across Europe.”