Go2PI: Practically proved steps to implement the Physical Internet

Florian Ehrentraut, Christian Landschützer, Hans-Christian Graf, Andreas Gasperlmair, Sophie-Therese Hörtenhuber

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The visions and concepts of recent research in "Physical Internet" (PI) try to avoid waste of resources in sustainable supply chains. Based on cross-company collaboration new principles of resource sharing shall be introduced. Therefore, higher-level coordination instances and new business standards are needed to increase the overall efficiency and to significantly reduce traffic in order to gain a substantial reduction in traffic. The research project “Go2PI” creates criteria and guidelines regarding aspects of technical infrastructure, information systems and operational processes to develop a provider neutral and open business model for distribution logistics. These guidelines are outlined and presented in this paper in three main implementation steps: Setting the vision for coopetition, standardization of logistics operations and standardization of financial clearing models. Additionally, further research objectives like business models, PI-hypersystem and the qualification process for transport service providers are described.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIPIC2016
Subtitle of host publicationpapers
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2016
Event3rd International Physical Internet conference - Georgia Tech, Atlanta, United States
Duration: 29 Jun 20161 Jul 2016


Conference3rd International Physical Internet conference
Abbreviated titleIPIC16
Country/TerritoryUnited States
Internet address


  • Physical Internet
  • Physical Internet Guidelines
  • coopetition
  • standardization
  • roadmap to the Physical Internet
  • Go2PI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)

Fields of Expertise

  • Mobility & Production


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