This deliverable sets up and specifies, with the contribution of all relevant stakeholders, the parameters of a Generic PI Case Study, unifying ICONET’s 4 Living Labs under a common PI framework, and producing the final release of the respective PI Hubs Plan.
The work has been based on the previous release of the deliverables (D1.7, D1.8 – “Generic PI Case Study and associated PI Hubs Plan v1, v2″) which identified the key elements of the Physical Internet as documented in previous studies, reports and projects, through state-of-the-art reviews in the field, followed by a parallel process to understand and abstract the business needs of the project’s living labs use cases and insights of ICONET’s Advisory Board, ALICE and Consortium members.
The Generic PI Case Study and associated PI Hubs Plan Final version focuses on the analysis of different aspects to facilitate the adoption of PI by companies. It defines the new roles of PI and how the companies are related to those roles. An operational procedure for managing transport operations through the PI network is also described. It describes the main points of connection between the physical network and the digital network. Furthermore, it is described how the connection of the companies’ legacy systems with the PI network could be done.
Finally, the European PI Hubs plan is defined based on an analysis of freights flows at European level. From the cargo data between regions (NUTS 2), applying concepts of GPIC models and services such as Networking or Routing, the size of a plan PI Hubs network and its relative size have been estimated according to the amount of cargo that would pass through each node in a transport plan based on PI.
This deliverable is also the epicenter of the project methodology, which combines the notions of a PI Hub, a PI Corridor, and an urban logistics network PI (e-Commerce Fulfilment), all supported by the e-Warehousing as a Service. Each of these four Key PI capabilities corresponds to each of ICONET’s Living Labs. Finally, it covers the PI Hubs Plan suitable for the GPICS’ defined geographic region and business needs, through a disciplined methodological approach and taking into account input and advice of all involved stakeholders, within or supporting the ICONET Consortium.