EFFP is collaborating with Cranfield School of Management, DHL Supply Chain, Wageningen University and Université d’Artois on a new three year research project partly funded by INTERREG IVB North-West Europe, which is a financial instrument of the European Union’s Cohesion Policy.

Project SCALE aims to increase economic competitiveness and improve environmental and social sustainability of food and drink supply chain logistics across North West Europe in the context of rising food demands, increasing energy prices and the need to reduce environmentally damaging emissions.

In practical terms, the project will deliver a number of tools and frameworks that the agri-food sector can use to secure a step change in operational practices to improve the efficiency and sustainability of food and drink logistics throughout the supply chain.

These tools and frameworks will be piloted across a range of food networks to demonstrate how the new approaches can deliver real commercial benefits.