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Record number 417828
Title Davinc3i; developing innovative logistics concepts for Horticultural trade networks
Author(s) Vorst, J.G.A.J. van der; Wenink, E.; Bloemhof, J.M.; Keizer, M. de
Source In: Vervoerslogistieke Werkdagen 2011, Antwerpen, België, 1-2 december 2011. - - p. 225 - 236.
Event Vervoerslogistieke Werkdagen 2011, Antwerpen, 2011-12-01/2011-12-02
Department(s) Operations Research and Logistics
WASS
Publication type Contribution in proceedings
Publication year 2011
Abstract Today most flowers physically pass through the auction houses on their fixed routes from (inter)national growers to (inter)national customers. Physical presence is necessary to allow for physical inspection, quality control and break-bulk activities. Several developments, such as new markets in Eastern Europe and increased virtualization, stimulate the chain to become an efficient florticultural hub-network, in which cut flowers, plants and other products are delivered to customers taking different (direct) routes and using different logistics concepts. The Dutch sector aims to (continue to) be the (virtual) florticultural trading hub of Europe, and has therefore started a 4-year new Dinalog project called DAVINC3I. The project’s objective is to strengthen the international leading competitive position of the Dutch horticulture sector in a global, virtualized trade network by researching (1) the opportunities for new logistics coordination, consolidation and collaboration concepts in extended international tradeparc networks, and (2) the possibilities for making chain information directly and real-time available and usable to support decision making of all partners in the horticultural network. This paper presents the background and setup of the DAVINC3I project. We characterise the sector and discuss the main sector developments in supply and demand. We identify main logistics bottlenecks and present opportunities for logistics performance improvement that will be further researched in the project.
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