Core Newsletter 2017 no.1

The third year of CORE is almost over and indeed, a lot has happened. I once learned that to be successful, a project must first go through a period of chaos and disorder, whether through design or organically. With 70 partners from all parts of the globe ranging from researchers to private companies and authorities, providing both software and hardware solutions – you name it, any stakeholders who play a role within the Supply Chain are involved.

However, as in real life, they don’t always share the same understanding of objectives or views on how things should be done. So, initial chaos and disorder was guaranteed and it almost promised to be a real Hollywood blockbuster, but not necessarily with the ‘happy ending’.

Despite a somewhat fragile and chaotic start, CORE is now seeing some real tangible results and this newsletter provides the proof points. We have several demos which are close to delivering their promise but that doesn’t mean that other Work Packages won’t succeed – on the contrary. It just simply means that we will showcase them in our next newsletter!

It’s important to note that there is more to CORE than just this newsletter. There is a CORE movie – perhaps not the blockbuster I referred to earlier but I’m sure you’ll agree, it does have the ‘happy ending’. Both myself and some of the other partners have already presented this movie to several different audiences and the feedback has been positive – so much so that further engagement with these stakeholders has ensued.

Less visible but equally important is the fact that some of the CORE results will also be used in other initiatives and projects including the Digital Transport and Logistics Forum (DTLF). DTLF is a three-year initiative focused on creating a digital single market for logistics whereby representatives of authorities and associations jointly develop policy actions for the European Commission.

So, congratulations to those CORE project partners that have been working hard to move from concept to implementation. And, let’s not forget those partners that were integral in writing the original proposal because what they helped to write was not only visionary but doable which doesn’t happen all that often.

The next challenge for the project is selling the results – or in Supply Chain terms: delivering the right product, on time to the right place. 
In the meantime, enjoy this edition of our newsletter and do not hesitate to share with your wider network.

In this issue, you will find information on:

  • Next Generation Container Scanning for a Safer Future
  • Putting the ‘Smart’ into Smart Containers
  • Refrigerate or Take a Chance? P&G Finds a Third Solution
  • Low-Cost Digital Seal Helps Speed Supply Chain
  • What’s Next?

To read this issue, click here.




Core 2nd Newsletter – August 2015

Welcome to the second issue of the Core newsletter, brought to you to share news on activity being undertaken by all partners.  In this issue, you will find information on:

  • The second Core technical committee meeting held earlier this year in The Hague
  • The second IT cluster coordination workshop, held earlier this year in The Hague
  • A report on two CORE workshops at the INTERPOL WORLD 2015 conference in Singapore
  • A report on a joint risk management and AEO expert dialogue between the EU and Japan in Tokyo
  • A report on the Physical Internet conference in Paris
  • A feature on the BSH Living Lab, which aims to improve the overall time-to-deliver reliability of cargo shipped from China to Spain
  • Two articles, on Supply chain visibility and Seamless integrated data pipelines, by David Hesketh, HMRC
  • An article by Roel Huiden, Flora Holland, on the transport of perishable goods such as flowers
  • Details of forthcoming events





Newsletter 1

Welcome to the first issue of the Core newsletter, brought to you to share news on activity being undertaken by all partners.  In this issue, you will find information on: the Core kick-off meeting held earlier this year in Delft; the Core innovation agenda; various workshops and dissemination events held throughout Europe; as well as future events.