SOLOGS - Low Carbon Logistics in Local Social and Health Care Services


Project description

This project aims to develop carbon efficiency of social and healthcare service network by bringing new knowledge about reasonable service locations and efficient patient and material logistics. As subtasks, the project develops the entity of social and healthcare services in Northern Ostrobothnia region from the viewpoints of customer accessibility, market potential and logistics service network. New solutions for thin material flows with long distances are sought through transport integration. Also, the project develops opportunities for geographically mobile services in the region. The project uses both interviews and focus-group discussions as well as location based geographic information systems (GIS) based network analysis. The results are produced to good practices and forms being ready for piloting.

Project coordinator

University of Oulu

Project results

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The project is carried out in University of Oulu by researchers of Geoinformatics (Faculty of Science) and Logistics (Department of Marketing, Management and International Business, Oulu Business School).

Funding partners are Council of Oulu Region, European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), Coronaria Hoitoketju Oy, Northern Ostrobothnia Hospital District, City of Oulu, Oulunkaaren kuntayhtymä, Kallion peruspalvelukuntayhtymä, Peruspalvelukuntayhtymä Selänne, Sosiaali- ja terveyspiiri Helmi and NordLab.

Total funding amount is 199 000 €, of which ERDF covers 70 % (139 300 €).