Freight Transport Information Technology Problems — INTACT

May 2000
Logistics & Transport Focus;May2000, Vol. 2 Issue 4, p11
Trade Publication
This article reports that the INTACT, the European Commission-funded project has reached its final stage, as of May 2000. The four transport companies involved in the project have integrated previously stand-alone information technology applications into truly integrated information systems. These systems now permit drivers, planners and customers to become part of a transparent information chain, which enables transport companies to increase efficiency and to improve customer service. A central product of the project is the development of a generic data model showing, in technical terms, the processes that make up road freight transport operations. This model will help transport companies and systems providers to understand how the various information technology systems can be connected.


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