At the first Capacity Working Group meeting in 2016 the main objectives and priorities were agreed. Three strategic areas were identified on which the group should focus:
- forecasting, alignment and commitment
- information, technologies and transparency
- empty mileage, capacity exchange and mapping flows.
During the Industry Meeting in 2016 the participants decided to focus on improving forecasting. This resulted in Project Caesar: Improving Forecast Quality for Finished Vehicle Logistics.
Project Caesar looked at current forecasting methodologies, aimed at establishing industry ‘good practice’ and developing a toolbox of improvement measures using research and analysis to create a detailed understanding of the methods applied in formulating transport forecasts and to determine the causes and consequential effects of good and poor forecasting. The work conducted by ICDP in 2017-2019 resulted in the publication of a standard forecasting methodology for the Finished Vehicle Logistics sector.