AEOLIX held its TESTFEST “logistics data sharing platform release 2.0 “ on Wednesday,  24 October 2018 in Bratislava, Slovakia. The event kicked off with a speech by Strahil Ravaliev, Manager of the Mondelez Load Control Centre who welcomed around 50 participants to the Mondelez premises. Mondelez, the host of this TESTFEST is the leader the AEOLIX Living Lab 11 focusing on streamlining information exchange between its international stakeholders in order to reduce direct costs of management, waiting of assets and lost sales. Presenting the point of one of the worlds’ largest snack companies, Mr Ravaliev stressed the importance of efficient and cooperative logistics systems for a satisfied final consumer.

Next  followed the short presentation of the AEOLIX project and the TESTFEST concept by Eusebiu Catana and Peter Schmitting of ERTICO-ITS Europe. The last introductory presentation was reserved for German Herrero, ATOS, who presented the latest trends and concerns in the logistics sphere including the significant uptake of digitalisation and well as implementing of environmentally friendly strategies for the supply chain.  After the introduction German also presented the AEOLIX platform architecture and its requirements and specifications.

The afternoon continued with AEOLIX Living Lab demonstrations. All Living Labs (with the exception of the newly launched Living Lab 12 on eCMR have showcased their challenges and how they are using the AEOLIX platform to address them. Click below to read a summary of all Living Labs demonstrations.

After the full day of Living Lab demonstrations, questions and answers session took place which resulted in a few interesting discussions and general comments from the participants.

“This is the first time participating to such a workshop and it is interesting we are turning to digitalisation  to improve the relation between the shippers and companies. This is a very complex activity and it is important that different stakeholders meet” said a representative of the French Ministry of Transport.

Another participant representing Procter&Gamble was also happy to join the TESTFEST and stated “the goals of AEOLIX are important for business but also have a sustainable cause, especially the electronic consignment notes which can lead to paper saving. Therefore, we are particularly interested in the new Living Lab 12.”

The TESTFEST ended with a presentation by Strahil Ravaliev, Manager of the Mondelez Load Control Centre who gave a detailed presentation on the Load Control Center and how the daily activities are executed in a company with huge traffic like Mondelez.

The next TESTFEST will take place in early April in Thessaloniki. More information will be published on the AEOLIX website soon.