VITE: Virtual Transport Enterprise
Integrating the supply chain through intelligent transportation and electronic
The objective of the VITE consortium
- VITE is organised to develop new opportunity for small and medium enterprises to reap the same benefit of
the economies of scale as large business does, through creating a system in which independent small and medium
enterprises can act together as if they were one large enterprise
- VITE develops solutions including Internet-based information and communication technologies, such as
electronic commerce, GIS and GPS systems, integrated planning, scheduling and resource management, designed and
integrated using the latest enterprise engineering methods.
- VITE results will be available for partners' exploitation under a Consortium Co-operation Agreement and Intellectual
Property Rights Agreement.
- For small and medium sized transport companies this translates to
- combining transport on demand with long term logistic services business contracts, minimising wasted capacity,
- providing end-to-end traceability of goods, with predictable cost and delivery times
- providing value added services, such as 'on the fly storage'
- options to quote the best competitive price, based on customer demand and available capacity across the transport
chain (e.g. quickest, most economical, just in time, etc.)
- Supply chain integration involving SMEs from producer to customer (producer, wholesales, transport and retailer).
- Manufacturing and transport companies.
The supply chain integration model allows the development of a variety of business models, e.g. commercial alliances
of manufacturing supply chain and logistics operators through integration of SMEs
- Primary producers, Wholesalers, Transport companies, Retailers
The supply chain integration model to be developed in VITE allows to optimise for price, delivery time, risk
minimisation, in a variety of product domains
- Expected outcome for all participants: through efficiency gains increase the profit margin without increasing
- Improve business continuity though longer term planning then usually possible in SMEs
The VITE Consortium will allow its participants to achieve these goals through developing and demonstrating
models of the 'Virtual Transport Enterprise' implemented using off the shelf, proven technology modules.
VITE Consortium | Who | How | Debriefing
for potential partners
Contact:: Dr Peter Bernus, Faculty of Information and Communication Technology, Griffith University, Nathan QLD 4111 Tel (07)3875
5039 or (07)3875 5508 Fax 07 3875 5051 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org