Enterprises and authorities are operating within global and complex supply and logistics networks that increasingly rely on data exchange to optimize and synchronize their processes. Freight Transport and Logistics is a fragmented industry with great involvement of SMEs that require simple, ready-to-use solutions since they lack enough knowledge and investment capital. Managing data has been a key research topic for more than a decade and it is indeed nowadays a significant success factor for logistics companies. Data markets and platforms are important enablers to achieve seamless information sharing to build efficient end to end logistics operations. By means of data analysis, companies can optimise both their own and their customers‘ supply chain.
The Digital Transport and Logistics Forum, DTLF aims to build a common vision and road map towards a federative platform in Europe, where existing data markets and platforms are interoperable and operate as one towards enterprises and authorities.