For Users

DiSCwise offers a method to electronically plan and execute co-modal logistics activities. The User Application will be used to:

  • Consult availability of transport & logistics services including information about timing, cargo features and other relevant service attributes that may be presented.
  • Optimise logistics planning - based on the availability of transport & logistics services, advice will be provided as to which co-modal logistics alternative can be used.
  • Execute the preferred logistics alternative - the chosen alternative will be executed and monitored in order to achieve both reliability in delivery and efficiency in handling individual operators.

In the simple example shown in Figure 1, where cargo is to be transported from Prerov in the Czech Republic to Hamburg, two transport alternatives are visible: one using direct truck transport and one using a combination of truck and inland barge. In addition to being shown on a map, the executed transport chains will be visualised as the example in Figure 2, where information about timing, cargo and other relevant service attributes may be presented.

 

 Transport alternatives(2)

Figure1 Transport alternatives: Direct truck or truck and inland waterway transport

 Alternative transport chains(2)

Figure2 Alternative transport chains

 

For Providers

DiSCwise offers capabilities for publishing the availability of transport & logistics services and enables providers to accept orders from their clients. The Provider Application will be used to:

  • Publish available transport & logistics services to potential clients in a standardised format
  • Negotiate electronically with clients to enable terms and conditions to be agreed efficiently
  • Report status of transport, cargo and load unit to clients so that complete visibility is achieved