(TCS programme No 2825)
The PETER project is a Teaching Company Scheme (TCS) programme between:
|The Department of Computer Science at the University of Liverpool, and|
|Tachograph Analysis Consultants Ltd. (TAC)|
The project is funded by the DTI Teaching Company Directorate (TCD). The aim of the research is to design, develop and implement a new startegic product which will provide support for the control of current and future "pallet" usage in companies, during production, warehousing and in distribution chains.
The research team currently comprises:
The key objective is to develop a range of robust software products, and the associated infrastructure to support them, from enterprise (corporate) level to an off-the-shelf, single user system. The key objective is to be realised through a number of smaller objectives:
|Complete a detailed appraisal of core issues involved in developing a software based loose equipment (pallet) tracking system; define a requirements specification for the software;|
|Develop an implementation model for a new software based pallet tracking system identifying appropriate functionality and architecture;|
|Develop and alpha test new pallet tracking software and compile support documentation for subsequent Beta testing;|
|Beta test new software in the field with two commercial customers (already identified). Complete a detailed evaluation report and refine the software accordingly;|
|Prepare new software product range for commercial launch with full support documentation and infrastructure in place;|
|Assess and report after 4, 8 and 16 months, respectively, on additional, spin-off opportunities for software.|
A project workplan is available. The plan is updated regularly as the project progresses.
Created and maintained by Frans Coenen. Last updated 09 October 2002