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Functional Design of Physical Internet Facilities: A Road-rail Hub

@inproceedings{Ballot2012FunctionalDO,
  title={Functional Design of Physical Internet Facilities: A Road-rail Hub},
  author={Eric Ballot and Beno{\^i}t Montreuil and Collin Thivierge},
  year={2012}
}
As part of the 2010 IMHRC, Montreuil, Meller and Ballot enumerated the type of facilities that would be necessary to operate a Physical Internet (PI, π), which they termed, “π-nodes.” This paper is part of a three-paper series for the 2012 IMHRC where the authors provide functional designs of three PI facilities. This paper covers a PI road-rail hub. The purpose of a PI road-rail node is to enable the transfer of PI containers from their inbound to outbound destinations. Therefore, a road-rail… 
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