Accelerating the Innovation Uptake in Logistics

TitleAccelerating the Innovation Uptake in Logistics
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsMeyer-Larsen, N, Hauge, JBaalsrud, Müller, R, Hamadache, K, Aifadopoulou, G, Forcolin, M, Roso, V, Tsoukos, G, Westerheim, H
EditorBlecker, T, Kersten, W, Ringle, CM
Title of ProceedingsInnovative Methods in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Conference LocationHamburg
ISBN Number978-3-8442-9878-9; 978-3-8442-9880-2
ISSN Number978-3-7375-0341-9
Keywordsanti-piracy measures, commercial shipping, effectiveness, maritime piracy

During the last decades several research projects and related initiatives have
investigated innovative approaches and solutions aiming at improving transport
logistics. However the level of adoption has still not reached a satisfactory level.
In fact, compared with other industry sectors it is very low.
The European Union (EU)-funded project Loginn - Logistic Innovation Uptake –
aims at investigating the reasons behind this and to develop methodologies for
overcoming the slow innovation uptake in the field of logistics. As an example,
for research and development projects in the logistics area the idea is to
improve their capabilities to bridge the gap between pilot implementation and
marketable solutions. For this purpose, the project will examine existing
approaches of innovation achievement. Combined with the identified barriers
and gaps currently hindering innovation in the logistics sector, this will serve as
an input that culminates in a Logistics Innovation Action Plan for Europe
integrating existing initiatives for accelerating logistics innovation market uptake
into a comprehensive, straightforward form with a precise initiatives-to-do list.
In addition, the project aims at disseminating innovative logistics practices,
technologies and business models to the logistics community and fostering the
information exchange on innovation in logistics. For this purpose, an
information hub for logistics innovation, the “LogisticsArena”
(, was established, which is supported by additional
activities on social media like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. This paper
presents first results of the project.