European Advanced Global Logistics Enterprise


EAGLE - 6599

Keywords decision-support systems, logistic systems, multi-site operations, multi-supplier operations, human factors, manufacturing/distribution partnerships


Start Date: 01-APR-92 / Duration: 36 months

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Objectives

The objective of the EAGLE project is to provide the basis for a new generation of decision-support systems that improve service levels, response times and profitability by ensuring the delivery of cost-effective quantities of all products needed at the right time and place throughout the manufacturing logistic network. Work will encompass multiple-site suppliers, multiple-site manufacturers, warehousing, distribution and multiple sales outlets.

EAGLE will first develop a general dynamic model of the extended logistic network, followed by a model-based decision-support system for providing management advice at all levels. The decision-support system will address dynamic scheduling of the extended logistics network and sales forecasting and stock control. The development will be supported by analysis and evaluation of human factors contributing to the effectiveness of logistics decision-support systems.

Pilot demonstrators and evaluation are foreseen in the fast-flow food manufacturing and retail industry, and in the discrete parts manufacturing sector of the automotive industry. The consortium includes software vendors and systems integrators in the field of logistics who will be in a position to rapidly exploit the results of the project.


CONTACT POINT

Mr J. Baggioni
HUA-IDS
21 blvd Delessert
F - 75016 Paris
tel: + 33 / 1-4050-7272
fax: + 33 / 1-4050-3115
telex: 651031

Participants

HUA-IDS - F - C
INTESA - I - P
HUSAT RESEARCH CENTER - UK - P
THE IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE
TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE - UK - P
PROMODES - F - A
FIAT SPA - I - A


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EAGLE - 6599, December 1993


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