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Transparent transport - Innovation project about digitalized, shared deliveries and smarter ordering process

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Can a digital platform for deliveries create the conditions for increased pooling where better access to data on deliveries helps us become more efficient and sustainable? By increasing knowledge about deliveries, suppliers to the city can make their own decisions about pooling, the city can make smarter demands on the supply chain and with better data we can work to reduce small orders and create a smoother ordering process. The overall goal is that the number of deliveries should decrease and that the ordering process should become simpler and measurable. Unlike other municipalities where you work with collective loading, this project is not about buying up a special actor who manages the coordination or that a municipal company is bought for coordination and last mile transport. This is a new way of testing whether it is possible to make transport work more efficient by sharing data between actors in the industry and leaving business opportunities and efficiency gains to those who have the most knowledge and the most opportunity to adapt to changes. This project also provides the opportunity for pooling to take place early in the logistics chain, which provides a greater opportunity for efficiency. The city of Helsingborg contacted the Swedish Transport Agency and asked if there was interest in collaborating on a digital platform for deliveries, and the Swedish Transport Agency was interested as the proposal is well in line with the government's mission to develop proposals for horizontal collaborations and open data for increased occupancy rates. The project has been divided into three phases: Phase 1 aimed to increase understanding of the current situation and the possibilities for data sharing. This was done through an inventory of purchases, deliveries and agreements as well as through supplier dialogues. In Phase 2, the understanding of what delivery data needed to be collected was deepened. Collecting and visualizing delivery data on commercial terms was an important issue. A pilot test was conducted to test these questions. Phase 3 aimed to describe and create conditions for implementing the digital platform for transport. The data from the pilot test was analyzed and at the end of phase 3 a workshop was held to present the results and collect the suppliers' views.


Project goals - Challenge traditional management of municipal goods distribution - Investigate new ways of managing municipal transport using digital tools - Test new process for coordinating transport to Rönnowska school - Identify data that the municipality needs to have access to in order to set requirements for coordinated transport and follow-up of the municipality's goals - Map the actors involved in the municipality's transport to school.

Impact goals - The number of deliveries to the Rönnowska school must be reduced by at least 20% - Agreement fidelity must be at least 80% for the Rönnowska school - Developed working method to manage municipal transport where data can be shared between suppliers, transporters and the city.

Desirable long-term effects - Reduced climate impact from the city's own deliveries - Increased traffic safety at schools - Simplified / automated way to ensure that the city's goal of reduced fossil CO2 emissions can be described and followed up - Develop a sustainable business model for transport - Fewer deviations from the city's agreement regarding Purchase of goods - Simplified / automated way to ensure that agreements with suppliers and carriers are complied with.

Data/Platform: MobiOne
Time period: 2021 - 2023
Funding: FEDeRATED: The project is included as a Living Lab in Federated, a collaboration node within the EU to facilitate the sharing of transport data. Logistikdatalabb: The project is included as a use case in the Logistics data lab, which is run by CLOSER and financed by Vinnova during 2021-2023.
Partners: City of Helsingborg, Transport Administration, Logistikdatalabbet/CLOSER, MobiOne, Skånemejerierna, Tonys Budbilar, Grönsakshallen, Menigo
Contact: Linda Bermin,

Continued work

The city of Helsingborg intends to scale up the project. The work begins with the city developing its own platform for deliveries that structures, makes available and visualizes data. An application will be developed with a tracking function to retrieve movement data from the deliveries. The data that is made available and visualized are times of departure and arrival and which supplier is responsible for the transport as well as contact details for the city's units and for the procured suppliers. Simple analyzes to enable pooling can be grouped time stamps and recurring flows and simple functions can be that a supplier shows whether he is open to pooling or alternatively in need of carpooling. The city will also conduct a review of procurement requirements, ordering procedures and begin to require the collection of delivery data. The Swedish Transport Administration continues to work with the FEDeRATED project, in which Transparent Transport is part of, and is positive about a continuation of the project.