Article download: Control towers are emerging everywhere
Right across the logistics landscape, control towers are emerging: platforms where information about various flows of goods converges and is analysed so that the freight flows can be optimised. Control towers enable companies to centralise their transport planning and to reduce the number of empty kilometres their delivery trucks travel. They are increasingly also used as a Cross Chain Control Centre (4C) in order to combine several different companies’ flows of goods. So far, however, there is no definitive model for designing and running control towers.