The objective of the SAILOR project is to implement an open, service-oriented, organisational innovation named the SAILOR (Smart lAst mILe cOmmeRce) system. This system enhances the dynamic multiparty interaction between parcel delivery companies and the sending and receiving customers, thereby enabling a more informed and coordinated decision-making in urban last mile logistics.
The objectives of SAILOR are:
increased cost efficiency of the parcel delivery companies via a higher proportion of first-time delivery success, faster access to (un)loading zones and better management of reverse logistics
greater adoption of flexible time and place handovers of parcels leading to customer satisfaction
societal benefits as reductions in emissions in urban areas, less congestion and less stressful working conditions for employees of parcel delivery companies
The objective is further to verify a prototype and evaluate the business model of SAILOR when implemented in four heterogeneous demonstration cities in the EU which would lead to policy implications about an EU wide solution to urban last mile logistics (thus the Project aims to reach TRL 6).
The S-mile project will develop a set of tools for supporting first/last mile logistic multi-modal transport, fostering green transport means and solutions. This includes a novel routing algorithm, vehicle assignment optimization algorithm and freight transport cost calculating module and a decision support tool to allow freighters to choose the optimal route of the freight.
This includes the first/last mile transport by comparing the results generated taking into account several parameters such as time, distance, environmental and social impact, cost, etc. in order to identify the best solutions.
The products developed will be tested in two case studies including real data about the road conditions and hubs location.