Newsletter: ICONET General Assembly and Advisory Board Meeting September 2019
At the two-day meeting held in Brussels in late September, hosted by Marc Verelst at Procter & Gamble, the ICONET team discussed the progress made to date, and plans for the coming months. Makis Kouloumbis, ICONET’s project manager, summarised the timeline and schedule ahead of the mid-term review in March 2020, and David Ciprés of ITAINNOVA explained the options being considered in the design of the ICONET Physical Internet (PI) framework, including the simulation tool, rules and output measures. David also made the point that the simulation will be by necessity a simplification; “the European market is huge, and a scale representation will be necessary to make it manageable.” Frans Cruijssen from Inlecom outlined current thinking on the PI network optimisation strategies and the relevant hub location modelling problem, taking into consideration the number and location of hubs required across Europe.
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