Advancing the leading edge of transportation management
Existing route planning tools have recently failed, particularly in applications with a very large number of stops, such as newspaper distribution and waste collection. Better tools for route planning will make drastic savings in transport costs and planning time. In EDGE, we improve state-of-the-art in vehicle routing technology, and move the leading edge of transportation control systems by integrating new, more powerful route optimizers.
Transportation Management Technology for large-scale Applications (EDGE) is a three year inter-Nordic research and technology development project. The main goal is to significantly improve logistics performance in transportation services with a very large number of stops.
We develop 3 route planning demonstrators, one in media product distribution, one in waste management, and one generic route planning tool. The innovative solutions produced in EDGE is exploited by 2 end users, and commercialized and disseminated internationally through 3 technology providers.
The EDGE industrial partners are Aftenposten AS, Distribution Innovation AS, Jätekukko Oy, Ecomond Oy, and Spider Solutions AS. Agora Innoroad Laboratories at the University of Jyväskylä and SINTEF are the two research partners.
EDGE is partly funded by the Smartrans Programme of the Research Council of Norway.