Digital transformation

Only digitizing existing processes will not be enough to prepare companies for the future. Companies must be on their way to a digital transformation.
Optimal use of data for analysis and forecast, planned implementation with regard for employees and collaboration with partners in new business models are important aspects of a digital corporate strategy that involves all processes. This is the only way to make the most out of new technologies and contribute to a growing and sustainable logistics sector.

OptiPlan

The ‘OptiPlan’ project aims to optimise and make dynamic the planning and delivery processes for pick-ups and deliveries to distribution centres and warehouses. With this project, VIL wants to reduce the number of waiting hours and extra kilometres driven and optimise the operation of the loading and delivery area of distribution centres.  

status: Closed | theme: Digital transformation | type: Regional

PILL: Physical Internet Living Lab

The cSBO project PILL, executed by VIL imec and MOBI VUB, aims to make logistical processes more efficient, reliable, flexible and sustainable, using the Physical Internet. The project will build a prototype of the IT system which will allow the ports to be a part of the Physical Internet.

status: Running | theme: Digital transformation, Hinterland Connection | type: Regional

BOOSTLOG

The European Union funds a lot of research in the field of transport and logistics to support competitiveness and address climate change. The BOOSTLOG project, of which VIL is a partner, aims to systematically collect the results of these projects and to boost their impact.

status: Running | theme: Digital transformation, Green Supply Chains, Hinterland Connection, Last mile | type: European

Self-service in Logistics

Receiving people and goods is a largely manual and time-consuming process for companies. With the project Self-service in logistics VIL aims to automate this process in order to make it run more efficiently.

status: Running | theme: Digital transformation | type: Regional

Safe Warehouse

In the project Safe Warehouse VIL intents to increase the security of employees on logistics sites, by researching which technologies can offer solutions to the most common safety risks. The use of new technologies ensures that the company, as well as the sector, is considered more attractive as a potential employer.

status: Running | theme: Digital transformation | type: Regional

RPA Databots

In the project RPA Databots VIL will develop an accessible and low-cost system, based on Robot Process Automation, for companies to upgrade their level of automation in administrative processes in a short period of time.

status: Running | theme: Digital transformation | type: Regional

VIL Testkit Social Distancing Alarms

Social distancing measures continue to play an important role in controlling COVID-19. It is a major challenge for production companies, retailers and logistics service providers to always maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 meters between their operators. That is why VIL has made test kits with social distancing alarms available to companies with logistics operations. […]

status: Closed | theme: Digital transformation | type: Regional

Driver 4.0

The transport sector has been facing an acute shortage of truck drivers for years. The profession is becoming increasingly more complex and demanding, and suffers from a negative image. With the project “Driver 4.0”, VIL, together with partner UHasselt, wants to increase the influx and retention of truck drivers. A toolkit will be developed to […]

status: Running | theme: Digital transformation | type: Regional

Warehouse 24/7

In the project ‘Warehouse 24/7” VIL aims to develop an overall concept to enable 24/7 deliveries. VIL strives for a better use of the existing private and public infrastructure. At the same time the project aims to provide a solution for the increasing queue times at loading and unloading areas and congestion on the roads.

status: Running | theme: Digital transformation | type: Regional

TOKEN

The Horizon 2020 project TOKEN researches the added value of the use of “Distributed Ledger Technologies” (DLT) – like blockchain – in the public sector. Aspects of urban logistics, like smart loading and unloading areas and locations for mobile delivery points, will be part of this project.

status: Running | theme: Digital transformation | type: European

AI4Cast

In the project ‘AI4Cast’ HOWest, Sirris and VIL are researching how Artificial Intelligence can be implemented for better forecast and planning of supply chains.  

status: Running | theme: Digital transformation | type: Regional

Grants for companies and research institutions

Innovation is important. Innovation makes for better margins, for a better world. But innovation is not always easy and success is not always guaranteed. And it requires an investment from you, in people and in time.

That is why you can rely on the expertise of VIL and on a reserved budget for innovation projects related to logistics!

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