Quotation Stein, Sandra, Prandstetter, Matthias, Starkl, Friedrich, Reiner, Gerald. 2019. Is Collaboration Really Necessary? Or Is it Possible to Reach the Physical Internet by Internalization? In IPIC 2019 - 6th International Physical Internet Conference, Hrsg. IPIC, 286-295. London: None.




This paper discusses the necessity of collaboration in transport logistics, outlining two contrary case studies (retailer amazon and the small-structured fresh vegetables sector in Austria). We question if an internalization of crucial logistical activities might also lead to an implementation of the basic concept of the Physical Internet (PI). On a first glance, in-sourcing is contradicting the PI mindset as there is only little collaboration in this setting. So far, we consider that especially the PI community should investigate this topic of developments in more detail. If the PI, or the main concepts of the PI, could be realized via internalization as carried out by e.g. amazon, one should think about loosening competition rules. Furthermore, we would like to encourage this discussion together with ALICE via the organization of an event during one of the next ALICE plenary meetings with corresponding representatives on the podium.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Contribution to conference proceedings
Language English
Title Is Collaboration Really Necessary? Or Is it Possible to Reach the Physical Internet by Internalization?
Title of whole publication IPIC 2019 - 6th International Physical Internet Conference
Editor IPIC
Page from 286
Page to 295
Location London
Year 2019
URL https://www.pi.events/IPIC2019/sites/default/files/IPIC2019%20-%20processing%20paper%20poster-%20publication_FL%20v190902.03.pdf
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Reiner, Gerald (Details)
Prandstetter, Matthias (AIT, Austria)
Starkl, Friedrich (FH Steyr, Austria)
Stein, Sandra (Frauenhofer Österreich, Austria)
Institute for Production Management (Reiner) (Details)
Information Systems and Operations Management DP (Details)
Institute for Production Management IN (Details)
Research Institute for Supply Chain Management FI (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
1133 Computer-aided simulation (Details)
5307 Business and management economics (Details)
5316 Industrial management (Details)
5326 Production research (Details)
5354 Business logistics (Details)
5365 Quality management (Details)
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