How can we optimize supply chains, arriving in the Port of Antwerp and distributed towards different points in our country?
On a daily basis, many goods are arriving in the Port of Antwerp from all over the world. From this point, the goods have to find their way to local distributers, suppliers and in the end also the consumer. These ways of transport take place in different ways: inland ships, by train and by truck. However, this whole supply-chain system is not streamlined or adapted to one another.
Often, companies choose for the known way, instead of looking at how this could be optimized or done differently.
It is not known which volumes are into circulation, or how a complete container journey looks like.
How can we improve the flow of goods? Can we expose the weaknesses of a supply-chain and create solutions? Could we create an optimization-algorithm in time and mode, so that transport can take place in a more effective and efficient manner? Is it useful to digitize forwarding? What could we use this data for?
In this whole context, we also need to take into account other parties, such as for example the policy of cities and municipalities in regards to last-mile delivery; with potential cooperations between shipping companies, …