Composite Container Logistics

K. Karttunen, A. Knutas, J. Föhr, L. Lättilä, J. Ikonen & T. Ranta
Volumes of forest¬based biomass will double by 2020, which means longer transport distances from the supply areas to the largest demand sites in Finland. This development will bring railway and waterway transport modes into supply logistics. As the supply chain grows more complex, interchangeable composite containers including an operations management system for radio frequency identification (RFID) may be a solution for biomass logistics. The study concentrates on an innovative container supply chain based on a...