Straightsol Workshop Agenda 3 July 2012 - EARPA

Straightsol Workshop Agenda 3 July 2012 - EARPA

Straightsol project workshop on Smart Urban Freight Solutions (in collaboration with the

Smartfusion project), Tuesday 3 rd July 2012

Venue: POLIS, Rue du Trône, 98, B - 1050, Brussels, Belgium (Tel.: +32 2 500 56 70)

in association with


Straightsol ( and Smartfusion ( are EU 7 th Framework Cooperation

Work Programme sister projects aiming to provide cutting edge solutions and evaluation

methods for urban freight logistics.

They are also part of the European Green Cars Initiative (, whose

objective is to support R&D on technologies and infrastructures that are essential for energy

efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources in road transport.

The aims of this workshop are to provide information about the work being undertaken, to

encourage critical debate about the problems and solutions, and to discuss how results can be

effectively transferred and exploited by other cities around Europe.


09.30-10.00 Coffee on arrival

10.00-10.20 Welcome and introduction to the workshop (Jardar Andersen, TOI)

10.20-11.15 Introduction to the Straightsol demonstrations (Tom Cherrett, University of


1. Remote monitoring of charity donation banks

2. Rail tracking and warehouse management

3. Standardising information in retail supply chain management and last-mile distribution

4. Night-time distribution

5. Loading/unloading operations management and regulations

6. Urban consolidation centre (Miquel Estrada, CENIT)

7. City logistics mobile depot and use of environmentally-friendly vehicles (Sara Verlinde, Vrije

Universiteit Brussels (VUB))

11:15-11:30 Questions

11.30-12.00 Introduction to the Smartfusion demonstrations (Tom Zunder, Bruce Carnaby -

University of Newcastle)

1. Urban consolidation centre and use of electric vehicles

2. Low emission vehicles

3. Remote monitoring of electric vehicles

12.00-12.30 Open discussion (What are the commonalities and opportunities for shared learning

between the projects?) Introduction and moderation by Tom Cherrett (University of Southampton)

12.30-13.15 Lunch break (buffet lunch provided)

How can we effectively evaluate the demonstrations for successful implementation in other cities?

13.15-14.00 Straightsol’s proposed approach (Lauriane Milan (VUB) and Hans Quak/Susanne

Balm (TNO)

• Key performance indicators

• Multi-actor, multi-criteria analysis

• Cost benefit analysis

• Business models

• Overall framework

14.00-14.30 Smartfusion’s proposed approach

14.30-15.00 Open discussion – Keys to developing a successful evaluation framework

Introduction and moderation by Tom Zunder (University of Newcastle)

15.00-15.20 Coffee break

15.20-15.45 Methods for successful dissemination and exploitation (Joint presentation by

Straightsol and Smartfusion)

15.45-16.00 Workshop summary and conclusions (Tom Cherrett, University of Southampton)

16:00 Close and networking opportunity

Registration: The workshop is open to all and is free to attend, however registration by June 25 th is

required. To register, please send an email to Fraser McLeod ( (University

of Southampton), with the following information:


I will attend the Straightsol/Smartfusion workshop on 3 July 2012



Email address:

More magazines by this user
Similar magazines