The following consortium with European-wide coverage and involvement of top industrial, academic, consulting and technology partners ensures the best implementation of the proposed U-TURN concept and project objectives. More specifically:
INTRASOFT International SA (INTRA and INTRA-LU) (www.intrasoft-intl.com) is a leading European IT Solutions and Services Group with strong international presence, offering innovative and added-value solutions of the highest quality to a wide range of international and national public and private organisations. With long-term experience in the coordination of large-scale projects, IT integration and involvement in various supply chain collaboration efforts, INTRA undertakes the role of the Project Coordinator in U-TURN and INTRA - LU the main role in the design and development of the collaboration platform.
The ELTRUN E-Business Research Center of the Athens University of Economics & Business (AUEB) (www.eltrun.gr, www.aueb.gr) is considered a leading European research centre in its domain, combining long-term research experience in interdisciplinary domains, with world class expertise in behavioural research, optimization and business planning, and bridging the industry and academia worlds. Assoc. Professor Katerina Pramatari has long term research and practical experience in leading supply chain collaboration initiatives in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods Sector while Dr. Eirinakis is a world expert in supply chain optimization and stable matching/allocation problems.
Cranfield School of Management of Cranfield University (CRANFIELD) (http://www.cranfield.ac.uk/) is one of the oldest and most prestigious business schools in the UK. Professor Michael Bourlakis, representing the School of Management in this proposal, is Professor in Logistics & Supply Chain Management and the Director of the Supply Chain Research Centre, one of the leading Centres of its kind worldwide, with strong expertise in food and retail supply chains.
The Technical University Dortmund (TUDO) (itpl.mb.tu-dortmund.de, , itl.tu-dortmund.de), conducts education and research with a unique ensemble of faculties from natural science, engineering as well as humanities and culture studies. Prof. Markus Rabe, having worked for Fraunhofer as Germany’s largest organization for applied research, is contributing his experience from a high number of European and global projects and is well-known for his expertise in discrete event simulation (e.g. being the local chair of the Winter Simulation Conference in 2012). Prof. Uwe Clausen is leading research and innovation activities on the development of concepts for sustainable freight transport, assessment of GHG emissions in supply chains as well as optimization of logistics networks and operations.
SimPlan AG (SIMPLAN) (www.simplan.de) is a company focused on process improvement technologies for manufacturing and logistics companies, offering simulation studies and respective simulation software. The company is a leading simulation services provider in Europe with a world-class clientele.
Barilla G. e R. Fratelli (BARILLA) (www.barillagroup.com) stands as one of the top Italian food groups, leading company in the pasta market around the world, the ready to use sauce market of continental Europe, and the flatbread market in Scandinavia. The company is considered a world-class paradigm for its sustainability strategy, having established the BARILLA Center for Food & Nutrition (BCFN) in 2009, a multidisciplinary think tank conducting various studies on food, nutrition and sustainability.
TRT Transport and Territory (TRT) (http://www.trt.it) provides services in the field of quantitative analysis, strategic planning, economic and financial evaluation of transport policies and provides flexible methodologies and tools to produce studies at different scope, from local projects to international transport policies and strategic planning. TRT currently holds a range of Framework Contracts from different EU institutions (European Investment Bank, European Commission, European Parliament) covering a wide range of transport-related issues and European regions. The company is also member of the Green Logistics Consultants Group and the CIVINET network (Civitas City Network).
LCP Consulting (LCP) (www.lcpconsulting.com) is a leading specialist consulting company in customer-driven supply chain management. With over 20 years’ experience in the field, LCP Consulting has profound understanding of how supply chains make major contributions to how businesses operate profitably and compete effectively. The company has numerous multinational clients from various sectors including manufacturers, retailers and third party logistics companies across the globe.
OPTILOG (www.optilog.gr) offers consulting and optimization services in the supply chain, focusing on carbon footprint measurement & certification, vehicle routing & scheduling and transport sourcing. OPTILOG’s team has significant experience in various types of industries over the years, including both public organizations and private corporations.