Development from intermodal to synchromodal transport. Is your company ready? – Presented by Guy Somers, Fontys University of Applied Sciences

Development from intermodal to synchromodal transport. Is your company ready? – Presented by Guy Somers, Fontys University of Applied Sciences, at the Cargo Innovation Conference, which will take place on Jun 07, 2018, at Maaspoort, Venlo, The Netherlands.

Based on a research of Fontys University of applied sciences and Rotterdam University of applied sciences a maturity model has been made to classify companies in different levels of maturity, whereby companies also receive advice on various aspects in order to grow continuously. Offering intermodal and synchromodal transport is step one, acceptance and implementation is step two. Are customers ready for it? Do they accept synchromodal transport? And if they accept these modes of transport, how much are they willing to pay for it?

About Guy Somers
Working since september 2013 for Fontys. Responsible for various consultancy and applied research projects in the field of distribution and warehousing. Focus in research on intermodal and synchromodal transport. Besides the projects, also giving lectures business modelling in a master programme supply chain management and giving lectures transport and distribution in the evening course logistics management.

About Fontys University of Applied Sciences 
With more than 44,000 students and 4,400 employees, Fontys University of Applied Sciences (Fontys) is the largest public knowledge institute in the southern Netherlands.

In the city of Eindhoven, various Engineering programs can be followed that lead to the international Bachelor of Science degree. For example Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering and Engineering Physics.

About Cargo Innovation Conference
The logistics industry is gearing up for possibly the biggest challenge in its history. Digital technologies disrupt the traditional valuechain. Disruption is everywhere. The traditional players have to adapt quickly, otherwise new entrants will threaten their positions or even take over.

The Cargo Innovation Conference addresses the impact of digitalisation of logistics processes on efficiency, profitability, user friendliness, transparency and more.

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