Under the AEOLIX initiative, the “Thessaloniki Intelligent Logistics hub” has been developed and enabled two innovative logistics services. The first service refers to the development of a Virtual Freight Center (VFC) providing warehouse sharing capabilities and increasing awareness for new logistics options, strategic opportunities and new business models. The second service focuses on B2B online tool for cargo bundling, matching supply and demand between exporters and forwarders/ truck owners. These two services bring together an ecosystem of logistics service providers and production companies with the aim of offering digital transport and logistics services that meet the ecosystem requirements.
The results of the AEOLIX evaluation demonstrated that the platform and the tools should be always available, providing network security, system integration and information traceability . Even though the platform is easy to use, it requires knowledge and capacity building in the use of new and digital technologies in supply chain and logistics.
In this framework, CERTH – HIT in cooperation with the business community and particularly with the logistics ecosystem, decided to organise the following activities::
- The creation of the Competence Center for Business & Logistics Challenges
- The organization of regular summer schools in supply chain and logistics addressed to the students in the last year of their university studies
On 1st of July the competence center event will take place where business stakeholders will discuss about Cooperation for Innovation and Growth of Transport & Logistics.
The 1st International Summer School on Digital Supply Chain and Logistics Management, organized in Thessaloniki from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the Hellenic Institute of Transport and Texas A&M University will take place from 1 to 5 July 2019.
Please find info the summer school website https://dsclm.imet.gr/