Dossier: «Logistics and supply chain in the new digital age» coordinated by Marta Viu RoigISSUE 9 (MAY 2018)
SUPPLY CHAIN OPTIMIZATION

Rail track gauge and logistics 4.0 in the Mediterranean Corridor

Abstract

The Mediterranean Corridor is a double high-speed railway that will run from the French border to Algeciras, joining cities as important as Barcelona, Valencia, Alicante, Murcia and Malaga, and connecting them in turn with the rest of Europe. However, it is necessary to develop gauge change technologies for railway platforms, since, in Europe, there are several track gauges that hinder the transit of goods by rail.

Logistics 4.0 modifies business operations and business processes to incorporate new tools and digital uses. It is a complete and integral transformation process, based on the digitization of information throughout the whole process, from the initial phases right through to the arrival of the end product to the customer, as well as integrating reverse logistics.

The convergence of variable-width axes rail technology for freight transport with Logistics 4.0 in SCM (Supply Chain Management) processes will allow increasing productivity and business competitiveness at an international level.

logistics 4.0;  Mediterranean Corridor;  supply chain management (SCM);  SCM;  digital transformation;  axis gauge;  freight transportation; 
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