The Physical Internet is gaining a lot of audience with the article that appeared on Science magazine in June 2014 and the relevant book published in August 2014. This Second Physical Internet conference will be held in Paris, France, following the first IPIC conference which was held last year in Québec.
Keynotes from key stakeholders of supply chains (manufacturers, retailers, 3PL and academics) will stimulate the discussions in several workshop sessions focusing on subjects such as norms and the handling of boxes vs. pallets. New business models, enabling technologies and experimentations already underway will be presented, making this meeting a unique opportunity to learn, network and discuss the latest results and challenges about interconnected logistics. And, because logistics is global, participants will be from all over the world including researchers, industrial and international institution members, local authorities and standardization committees.