DIRDC freight data requirements study stakeholder consultation: final report

This report presents the analysis and findings from the stakeholder consultation segment of the FDRS, trying to better understand the information needs of the many stakeholders in both the public and private sectors of the freight and supply chain sector. The stakeholder consultation was undertaken in two stages, as follows. First, a targeted literature review was conducted to review relevant government and industry reports, particularly the various literature supporting the National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy. The focus of this review was to understand what had been said and done. Second, a survey of stakeholders was undertaken. This survey used a mix of methodologies suited to the compressed timeframe. This allowed the project team to execute these surveys concurrently to achieve complete coverage in a short timeframe In discussions with stakeholders regarding their data needs and priorities, three key themes were identified: 1. What, where, when and how much? There is strong demand for a more complete picture of what goods (bulk, non-bulk, containers) are being moved where and when across the transport network because of the potential savings in cost and time from improved decision-making. 2. Appropriate transparency and aggregation. A key trade-off is that the provision of data needs to be suitably transparent to enable benchmarking whilst also aggregated enough to accommodate commercial sensitivity. 3. Data exchange needs to offer mutually beneficial outcomes. An emphasis on the potential usefulness of outputs is necessary to encourage improved data sharing.


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  • Pagination: 157p

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  • Accession Number: 01704751
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: May 20 2019 10:18AM