LEAD showcases power of Digital Twins for last-mile logistics in new video

The advent of on-demand logistics has brought forth several challenges for last-mile delivery systems. These revolve around meeting the ever-increasing expectations of consumers who demand highly responsive logistics services providing products swiftly, at minimal or no cost. How do we reconcile these expectations with the need to foster sustainable delivery systems? The LEAD project worked on getting answers to this conundrum.

LEAD created 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 were represented by a set of value case scenarios that address the requirements of the on-demand economy and the pressures caused by the increase in parcel deliveries while aligning competing interests and creating value for all different stakeholders. Each value case combined several measures coined as LEAD Strategies to cover the complete dynamics and complexity of a city’s logistics challenges.


LEAD unveils video on the potential of Digital Twins for last-mile logistics

As the project draws near its conclusion, LEAD has released a video detailing some of its activities, but mostly presenting the LEAD Platform -  a sophisticated tool designed to assist in the optimisation of last-mile logistics operations. It provides an environment for simulating complex logistics scenarios, simplifying the evaluation process of several strategies, interventions, and policy decisions to promote sustainable last-mile deliveries.

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The LEAD project will conclude by the end of September. The Urban Logistics Innovation Day, taking place in Brussels, on September 26th, will serve as the project’s final conference.