LEAD Strategies

for shared-connected and low-emission logistics operations



with a view to optimising the performance of last mile logistics (based on volatility of demand, delivery life cycles and costs) in response to the challenges posed by the on demand economy

Agile freight storage and distribution

Agile schemes for urban freight storage and last mile distribution, including crowdsourced shipping, capacity sharing, multi-echelon and Physical Internet inspired approaches

Low emission delivery

including Electric Delivery Vehicles (EDVs), hybrid and automated vehicles for freight delivery like cargo-bikes, delivery robots and droids -walkers will also be considered

Smart data-driven logistics solutions

for shared, connected and low-emission logistics operations, empowered by an adaptive modelling approach and Digital Twin models, applied in real-life environments

Digital Twins

LEAD will create Digital Twins of urban logistics networks in six TEN-T urban nodes (Madrid, The Hague, Lyon, Budapest, Oslo, Porto), to support experimentation and decision making with on-demand logistics operations in a public-private urban setting. City logistics solutions will be represented by a set of value case scenarios that address the requirements of the on-demand economy and the pressures caused by the increase of parcel deliveries while aligning competing interests and creating value for all different stakeholders. Each value case will combine a number of measures coined as LEAD Strategies to cover the complete dynamics and complexity of a city’s logistics challenges