Knowledge aquire about horizontal cooperation and cost-sharing between and risk evaluation for the partners
Purpose and goal
One aim is to identify and analyze how costs and risks should be allocated between partners on horizontal cooperation, which means that companies and operators present on a certain level in a supply chain work together. One goal is to examine the potential that horizontal cooperation offer through increased transportation efficiency and durability. This is for actors with similar flows of goods that have an interest to cooperate in order to increase the efficiency of supply chains and transportation system built up around these flows of goods.
Expected results and effects
The project is expected to show if and how innovative transport solutions will make it possible to reduce transport by road by coordinating appropriate flows of high-quality goods with existing freight flows on mainly by rail and, in some cases with shipping. Case studies are expected to highlight how horizontal cooperation can be initiated, the benefits that are available with this and show the problems that can occur. By case studies referred to, among other things, the potential is analyzed for horizontal cooperation where different existing large-scale transport systems are used.
Planned approach and implementation
The project is intended to be implemented in the following stages: 1. Literature review and analysis 2. Identification of opportunities for horizontal collaboration 3. Approaches of knowledge needs to initiate horizontal partnerships 4. Case studies 5. Workshop 6. Analysis 7. Reporting