TRI-VIZOR is a disruptive innovator in logistics and supply chain management. As the world’s first impartial orchestrator it was one of the first companies to introduce the principles of the sharing economy in transport and logistics, supported by its baseline “Carpooling for Cargo”. TRI-VIZOR proactively designs and operates horizontal partnerships and collaborative communities among shippers. By bundling and synchronising freight flows and sharing capacity and resources across multiple supply networks, double digit gains in cost, customer service and sustainability can be achieved.
Vision and mission
TRI-VIZOR has developed a strong vision on how logistics and supply chain management will evolve in the coming years and wants to prepare companies and other organisations to anticipate what is to come. In essence, the current business models in transport and logistics will fail very soon due to low efficiencies caused by fragmentation and important capacity shortages. The new business models for smart and sustainable logistics will be based on sharing capacity – for example, in bundling of flows, clustering of activities, sharing services and pooling resources. TRI-VIZOR has demonstrated that horizontal partnerships and platforms are the most fair and appropriate way to realise this.
TRI-VIZOR was originally a spin-off company of the University of Antwerp, founded in 2008. The two founding partners of TRI-VIZOR, Alex Van Breedam and Bart Vannieuwenhuyse, have individually gained global recognition as innovators and experts in horizontal collaboration.
TRI-VIZOR has since collected an impressive track record of prizes and awards. Its reputation and recognition is to a great extent due to a strong focus on its mission to set up and operate horizontal collaborations. It has grown to the leading reference for horizontal collaboration projects – it is the world’s first cross supply chain orchestrator. TRI-VIZOR’s knowledge base is the result of ten years of coping with challenging and complex collaboration projects. These projects were conducted with leading global companies such as P&G, Nike, Baxter, UCB, WabCo, Hologic, Pfizer, Novartis, Nestlé, PepsiCo, Donaldson, Jindal, Omya, Agfa, Unilever, SCA, Delhaize, Sony, Panasonic, Intersnack, JSP, Ferrero, Ontex, Kimberly-Clark, Autogrill, Takeda, Cargill and Skretting.
TRI-VIZOR has also established very close relationships with public authorities and organisations, including cities, ports and regional and European authorities. Some of the major deliverables of projects with public authorities were anti-trust compliant legal frameworks with models and guidelines for horizontal collaboration. TRI-VIZOR is also closely involved within Alice (Alliance for Logistics Innovation through Collaboration in Europe) and the development of the Physical Internet, the endgame for the future of logistics. The successful horizontal collaboration projects setup by TRI-VIZOR are considered as the first embryos of the Physical Internet.
In its role as neutral orchestrator, TRI-VIZOR prepares (as the “initiator”), involves, and supports companies in the processes of creating (as “architect”) and managing (as the “trustee”) horizontal collaboration partnerships and platforms.
As a community manager, TRI-VIZOR innovates in a variety of eco-systems and their governance.
For more information, please visit www.trivizor.com
by Bart Vannieuwenhuyse and Alex Van Breedam, founders of TRI-VIZOR NV