Smart City Logistics as a Response to Current E-Commerce Trends and Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning
Members of the Department of Logistics conduct the research focused on e-commerce and city logistics, in collaboration with Faculty of Transport Engineering of University of Pardubice, with Pardubice municipality and the Czech Ministry of Transport as project sponsors. The project is co-funded by the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic in the Transport 2020+ research programme.
Within the project timeframe from 2020 to 2023, the key project objective is to develop an original method for smart city logistics and its further application with respect to current advancements and innovation in e-commerce. The project addresses the challenges of last-mile delivery. Secondary project objective is to develop and provide a software tool that will be provided along with the method. The software shall provide municipalities a handy tool to facilitate selection of feasible solutions to resolve problems they face in the context of methodology application. While focusing on diverse set of business models, processes, and modes of operation, the project outcomes will encompass last-mile delivery solutions provided by environmentally friendly means of transport, reflecting various business models such as sharing economy.
Contractural research: Study focused on Blockchain potential regarding the origin tracking and product authentication in ORLEN Unipetrol RPA, s.r.o. company
The research team analysed the company logistics processes including the distribution of selected products together with the interrelation of documentation and digitization standards in 2021. Its objective was to elaborate on the potential of blockchain platforms’ application that shall stress current process and technical solutions while addressing Operation Clean Sweep (OCS) Programme.
Research project for ORLEN Unipetrol RPA
Since November 2017, members of the Department of Logistics have been working on a project for ORLEN Unipetrol RPA as part of contract research. This is a several-stage project under the collective title “Petrochemical Logistics – Intermodal Distribution Network for Polyolefins – The Study Phase” in which the department develops the concept of intermodal distribution of polyolefins. The concept contains legal, procedural, organizational and technical aspects. This project is one of the most important contract research projects at FPH.
Methodology for the field of city logistics and sustainable urban mobility
In 2018, the members of the Department of Logistics, together with the Center for Digital Transformation of the Institute of Management of the University of Economics, implemented a project for the Ministry of Transport of the Czech Republic and the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic entitled “Study of the readiness of city logistics for the development of courier express and parcel services in the environment of Smart Cities projects”. The main goal of the project was to create a methodology for evaluating the readiness of city logistics in cities in the Czech Republic for the growth of volumes of courier, express and parcel (KEB) services. The main goal was planned to be fulfilled through two specific goals: 1) Analysis of current best practices in the field of KEB services and SC projects in the field of city logistics from European cities of various sizes according to the number of inhabitants. 2) Defining the position of KEB services within the city of logistics from a macro and micro perspective.
At the end of 2019, this methodology for the area of city logistics and sustainable urban mobility was recognized by the Ministry of Transport of the Czech Republic as a certified methodology, more here.
Intelligent waste management system within Smart City
Members of the Department of Logistics are cooperating within the Center for Digital Transformation of the Institute of Management of the Prague University of Economics and Business on a project called “Intelligent system for waste management operation within Smart City”, together with the main researcher of the company Etnetera AppSatori s.r.o.
The aim of the project is to improve IT solutions supporting waste management through IoT. The created innovative software will make it possible to offer completely new services in the field of waste management with an impact on increasing efficiency and on the ecology and quality of services for the population. The project is implemented with the financial participation of the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic. Project implementation in 2019-2020.
University of Pardubice – Faculty of Transport Engineering: https://dfjp.upce.cz/en
Ministry of Transport of the Czech Republic: https://www.mdcr.cz/?lang=en-GB
Technology Agency of the Czech Republic: https://www.tacr.cz/en/
Unipetrol RPA: https://www.unipetrolrpa.cz/en/Pages/defaultEN.aspx
Government of the Czech Republic: https://www.vlada.cz/en/