| ||e-DRUL Project will investigate, develop and validate an innovative IST platform, and the supported service/business models, for improved management of freights distribution and logistics processes in urban area. Based on e-Commerce / e-Business architectures and concepts, the developed e-DRUL platform will allow operation of innovative, demand responsive logistics schemes and new ways of working for the actors of the logistics chain. It will enable cooperation among logistics operators (B2B services) and improved interaction with the consumers and end-users of the retail system (B2C services). Based on open architectures and largely adopted IT standards, the e-DRUL solutions will be validated in 3 European sites. Involving partners from 6 European countries, the e-DRUL consortium comprises all main actors of urban logistics processes, including Authorities, Transport Operators, IT solution providers, service suppliers. |
The overall objective of e-DRUL Project is to investigate, develop and validate an innovative IST platform, and supported service models, for improved management of freight distribution and logistic processes in urban area. Strongly based on and integrated with e-Commerce/e-Business architectures and concepts, the developed solutions will enable:
Communication and team working among the various actors involved in the freight distribution process, through a set of innovative networked e-Business services (B2B segment);
Optimal use and improved interaction among the consumers and the logistics and retail system, through a number of e-Commerce services (B2C segment);
Management of available resources of the logistic system (fleets and available capacity, logistics platforms, goods collection and unload areas, routes, etc.) in a way to realise flexible, demand-driven freights distribution schemes integrated with the ITS urban scenario.