The Physical Internet Initiative aims at transforming the way physical objects are moved, stored, realized, supplied and used, pursuing global logistics efficiency and sustainability. Originating from Professor Benoit Montreuil in 2006, this ground breaking vision, revolutionizing current paradigms, has stirred great interest from scientific, industrial as well as governmental communities.
An overview of research being conducted by Dr. Eric Ballot, Professor and Physical Internet Chair (Département Economie, Management, Société), Mines Paristech, as part of the Georgia Tech Physical Internet Center seminar series.
An overview of research being conducted by Dr. Jennifer Pazour, assistant professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, NY, as part of the Georgia Tech Physical Internet Center seminar series.
And overview of research being conducted by Russell G. Thompson, Associate Professor - Department of Infrastructure Engineering, The University of Melbourne. The seminar introduces City Logistics and describes recent models developed for improving the sustainability of goods movement in Melbourne, including a collaborative freight system for suppliers distributing goods to retailers as well as a Central Business District (CBD) routing system for couriers.
An overview of the research of Dr. Benoit Montreuil, who leads the International Physical Internet Initiative, engaging academic, industry and government leaders worldwide into research and innovation projects on smart, hyperconnected and sustainable logistics, supply chains, transportation, businesses and regions. Dr. Montreuil is the Coca-Cola Material Handling & Distribution Chair in the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech where he is also Director of the Physical Internet Center and a leader of the Supply Chain & Logistics Institute.
Dr. Benoit Montreuil explains Georgia Tech's initiatives to develop the cutting edge knowledge required to design and operate the globally emerging "Physical Internet".
Discover MODULUSHCA project, a new concept for logistics operations. The project addresses the recently introduced Physical Internet vision, which proposes to use a new framework of logistics especially designed for the resources sharing thanks to open standard on load units, real time identification and routing through open facilities.
Benoit Montreuil discusses his research which seeks to help businesses and value creation networks perform better in our fast moving world. His concepts and methodologies are at the crossroads of computer science, logistics, strategic management and systems engineering. He has introduced an imposing set of paradigm-challenging leading-edge contributions such as virtual cellular manufacturing systems, fractal and holographic factory organization, industrial microcosm, network enterprises, tetrahedral business design framework, and others. He has also been awarded as 2011 Rainmaker of the Year for introducing the ground-breaking Physical Internet and spearheading the International Physical Internet Initiative towards efficient and sustainable interconnected logistics.
Eric Ballot, professor and researcher at MINES ParisTech - CGS, presents the Physical Internet Initiative, as a member of the steering committee.