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Project SCALE introduction

Project SCALE introduction

Introductory presentation given at Artois University conference on 21 June 2012


Project SCALE

August 20, 2012


  1. Step Change in Agri-food Logistics Ecosystems Project SCALE Dr. Marko

    Bastl, Dr. Hamid Allaoui, M. Elisabeth Peters
  2. Background Project SCALE overview Project SCALE research approach Project SCALE

  3. Background

  4. The economy catches a cold? Monday, August 20, 2012

  5. None
  6. The business need Suggests a need for food business to

    become more strategic about their supplier relationships and to integrate their supply chains better • Seasonality of supply and demand (natural cycles) • Natural variability of inputs • High volatility of demand (e.g. Weather effects) • Very short shelf lives of many products • Traceability and safety • Substantial use of promotions • Affected by social trends (aging; obesity; single households) • Impact on the Environment (Water, Energy, Emissions, Waste) • Unbalanced power relationships
  7. The business need Suggests a need for food business to

    become more strategic about their supplier relationships and to integrate their supply chains better Current Concerns • Fragmentation and lack of coordination across many food supply chains • Issues of connectivity between areas of food production and consumption • The relative remote location of some key production areas, such as Ireland • A lack of visibility and understanding from farm to consumer
  8. The agri-food supply chain Focus on logistics across the end

    to end supply chain
  9. Life of Project SCALE Transnational Centre for Sustainable Logistics

  10. Project SCALE – overview

  11. INTERREG IVB North West Europe, a financial instrument of the

    European Union’s Cohesion Policy. It funds projects which support transnational cooperation. Cranfield School of Management, UK Université D’Artois, France Wageningen University, Netherlands European Food and Farming Partnerships (EFFP) DHL Supply Chain Partners
  12. Aim • to increase North West Europe’s (NWE) economic competitiveness

    • to improve environmental sustainability of food and drink supply chain logistics Context •rising food demands •increasing energy prices •the need to reduce environmentally damaging emissions Aim
  13. Objectives • WP 1: To develop a new transformation food

    chain architecture that will enable food companies to optimise the financial, environmental and social costs (3BL). • WP 2: To develop a collaborative framework suited to the needs of the food and drink logistics sector in NWE. • WP 3: To develop a logistics ICT technical tool that is an enabler to the delivery of three transnational pilots.
  14. WP 1 What: 1. Establishing the baseline 2. Business model

    for 3BL calculation 3. Developing analytical tools 4. Piloting the business model 5. Establishing the Transnational Centre for Sustainable Logistics Who: • EFFP • Université D’Artois • University of Wageningen
  15. WP 2 What: 1. Developing a sustainable collaborative framework 2.

    Validation of the framework within food supply chain networks Who: • Cranfield University • Université D’Artois • University of Wageningen
  16. WP 3 What: 1. WP1+WP2  WP3 2. ICT platform

    for facilitation of collaboration 3. Transnational pilots Who: • DHL Supply Chain • EFFP • Cranfield University • Université D’Artois • University of Wageningen • Industrial partners
  17. Key activities

  18. Project SCALE – Research approach

  19. Hi – Level Research Survey Find the willing Find areas

    where value can be potentially created Workshops Pilots Confirm potential value Prove value • Targeted • Segmented • Attractive • Incentivised • Configurable Tell us what is available ! Establish what needs all stakeholders have What do they want to do that they can’t do now (improve existing) Need to demonstrate the ‘art of the possible’ (transformational change) Baseline current state (how do we do social bottom line ?) The research approach
  20. Farmers Transformers Distributors Retailers Food Supply Chain: The studied system

  21. 21 Decision level (which decision level?) 21 Long term planning

    Of the market Optimization of the supply chain Strategic Points of clients Planning & management of demand Planning of supplying Inventory management Transportation planning Tactical Detailed scheduling and planning Dynamic inventory management Detailed planning of transportation charges and capacities Operation / Execution
  22. 22 SCALE keywords Food Supply chain Design Management Collaboration Sustainability

  23. 23 Sustainability 23 Sustainability Cost Social Environment • Multi-modal •

    Energy consumption • CO2 emissions • Life Cycle Assessment • Multi-criteria approach • Uncertainty • Fuzzy quantifiers
  24. Project SCALE – deliverables

  25. WP 1 Key deliverables: 1. Sustainable food chain architecture along

    with an associated business model 2. Analytical tools that will help businesses with supply chain decision making 3. An e-book: business model + tools 4. The Transnational Centre for Sustainable Food Logistics 5. Trailing through three transnational pilots 6. Six international workshops 7. Variety of academic and managerial publications
  26. WP 2 Key deliverables: 1. Collaboration framework 2. Simulation model

    for evaluation of 3BL policies and decisions 3. An e-book: framework implementation + tools description 4. Trailing through three transnational pilots 5. Variety of academic and managerial publications
  27. WP 3 Key deliverables: 1. Development of a new ICT

    platform to enable WP1 and WP2 to be tested in operational pilots 2. A detailed IT and pilot companies’ IT and process requirements document 3. Testing of WP1 and WP2 in a live environment using ICT platform
  28. Contact: Project SCALE contact information: Sarah Moffatt Project SCALE Communications

    Tel: +44 207 332 2869 smoffatt@effp.com INTERREG IVB NWE NWE Secretariat Tel: +33 3 20 78 55 00 nwe@nweurope.org | www.nweurope.eu