Ville Hinkka

Ville Hinkka
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland | vtt · Intelligent Supply Chains and Logistics

D.Sc.
Research Team leader in VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

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Introduction
Ville Hinkka currently works as a team leader at Intelligent Supply Chains and Logistics research team in VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. Hinkka does research in Supply Chain Management, Information Systems and Industrial Engineering.
Additional affiliations
January 2020 - present
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Position
  • Group Leader
January 2016 - December 2019
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Position
  • Senior Researcher
April 2013 - December 2015
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Position
  • Researcher
Education
March 2007 - October 2013
Aalto University
Field of study
  • Logistics
September 1998 - April 2004
Helsinki University of Technology
Field of study
  • Industrial Engineering and Management

Publications

Publications (41)
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The purpose of winter road maintenance is to reduce the negative effect of snow and ice on traffic. The current literature on winter maintenance practices is split into two segments: means of forecasting weather in order to plan proper winter maintenance, and optimization of maintenance operations. There is relatively little literature on the oppor...
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The importance of textile recycling has long been highlighted and extensively covered in the literature. More recently, tightening waste regulations have forced household waste management organizations to seriously consider different alternatives for reducing the amount of textiles in mixed waste. To date, the high logistical costs associated with...
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Purpose of the paper: This paper is to analyze the indicators required for terminal planning and compare them with existing KPIs used for measuring the performance of ports and terminals. Methodology: The methodology consists of the following three phases: 1) Literature search about current KPIs used for evaluating the performance of the ports and...
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Purpose This paper presents how the success of inter-organizational systems (IOS) implementation projects can be increased by aligning the different incentives of buyers and suppliers. Design/methodology/approach The research method employed is case study and its unit of analysis is a network of supplier and wholesaler (buyer) companies acting i...
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Seaports (hereafter “ports”) within the European Union are facing increasingly restrictive regulation in the near future from various sources driven by climate change prevention and public opinion supporting “green” values. Ports are complex hubs for maritime transportation systems and global supply chains, as well as an integral part of critical n...
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The main objectives of the EU transport policy belongs the limitation of the negative environmental impact from ports. Similarly, companies are adopting sustainable supply chain management practices to response the policy makers’ and consumers’ demands for sustainable operations. This paper aims to discover how the largest European container ports...
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This paper reflects the importance of preparedness regarding cybersecurity and cyber threat related factors in maritime logistics industry in present era when the digitalization combined with new emerging technologies i.e. Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Blockchain and so forth are being utilized with accelerating speed in the maritime...
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To protect transported freight and inhibit the spread of foreign species, containers are always fumigated with chemicals and many of these are also dangerous to humans. Often, warning labels and proper documents regarding fumigant treatment are missing from containers, and based on recent inside air studies, freight containers may also contain conc...
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In the future, vehicles will communicate and cooperate more and more with each other and the infrastructure, enabling them to work together to reduce traffic jams and harmful emissions and to increase road capacity and safety. These cooperative driving and smart mobility solutions allow for better and safer traffic management and cleaner and more f...
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This paper presents a business-oriented multi-stakeholder approach for setting up an open innovation environment combining aspects of different test and experimentation platforms. The resulting platform and innovation environment supports a wider range of testing activities in terms of both focus and maturity of the developed solutions. The approac...
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The operating environment in ports has changed considerably during the past decades. The public ownership is decreased at the same time when the private international operators have taken bigger involvement in business. The technological development has been rapid. Vessel sizes increase all the time, the share of container cargo increases and due t...
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This paper aims to recognise new ITS/ICT based innovations in multimodal freight transport operations. The focus is to research what are the prerequisites for collaboration, what benefits are achieved and how transferable the solutions are. Case study methodology and Multi-Criteria-Analysis were used. In all 12 cases were selected, of which three f...
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The objective of this study is to build up a common approach for the assessment of logistics innovations. Innovations are referred to here as best practices and are considered as existing approaches or solutions providing an answer to a relevant problem or challenge in freight transport. The impact evaluation of logistics innovations takes into acc...
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Purpose The aim of this paper is to propose a typology of RFID-based tracking solution designs to fit differing fashion supply chains. The typology is presented as principles of form and function contributing towards a design theory of configurable RFID tracking for fashion logistics. Design/methodology/approach The typology is developed based on...
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To challenge dominant centralized solutions, a reference solution for transport execution monitoring was developed utilising the messaging framework and the access point infrastructure in multi-actor network. The development required design of new standard, forwarder independent approach to logistics business information exchange, covering all tran...
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To challenge dominant centralized solutions, a reference solution for transport execution monitoring was developed utilising the messaging framework and the access point infrastructure in multi-actor network. The development required design of new standard, forwarder independent approach to logistics business information exchange, covering all tran...
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RFID is being used increasingly in different applications in numerous industries. Many of these applications involve the collection and storing of sensitive data which should be treated accordingly. In the USA, consumer campaigns and the public atmosphere favouring privacy have influenced RFID system design by preventing piloting the solutions whic...
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RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology has been employed in several industrial domains in closed systems, but wide-scale adoption has yet to be achieved. A significant share of RFID deployments are related to access control and payment solutions, although industrial RFID applications (e.g. tracking and product identification) are also gai...
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The use of RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tracking to improve the supply chain management (SCM) of today’s complex and geographically dispersed supply networks has been highlighted in the past 10 years. Even if the use of RFID technology to smooth certain supply chain operations has grown rapidly, the number of supply chain-wide tracking sys...
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The use of RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tracking in closed systems is replacing barcode as dominant tracking system in many industrial sectors because RFID enables reading multiple objects simultaneously without visual contact. To enlarge tracking systems to cover global supply chains, all aspects related to RFID, such as radio frequencies...
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With increasing globalization and loosely-coupled business relations between different companies, the importance of information exchange standards is increasing. GS1’s Electronic Product Code Information Services (EPCIS) is currently one of the main standards proposed for inter-organizational data exchange for track and trace purposes in the supply...
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This paper addresses the question regarding the point at which books should be tagged in the book supply chain, and where tracking could begin at different levels of adoption among retailers. Alternative solu-tion designs are analysed by comparing the costs and benefits of the supply chain-wide radio frequency identification (RFID) tagging with RFI...
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Purpose of this paper Successfully implemented inter-organizational information systems (IOIS) tend to increase supply chain performance. However, conducting implementation and getting desired results is challenging. This paper presents how to avoid common pitfalls of IOIS implementation projects by focusing on the different premises of buyers and...
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With increasing globalization and loosely-coupled business relations between different companies, the importance of information exchange standards is increasing. GS1's Electronic Product Code Information Services (EPCIS) is currently one of the main standards proposed for inter-organizational data exchange for trace and track purposes in the supply...
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Even though numerous articles and real life cases have highlighted the benefits of radio frequency identification (RFID) tracking for supply chain management for almost a decade, companies are rather slow to implement the technology. This paper concentrates on researching the reasons for the slow adoption of RFID tracking in the supply chain manage...
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Most Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tracking researchers agree that it would be ideal to track the products all the way from the manufacturers to the retailing store and perhaps even further. However, the biggest existing item-level RFID tracking solutions in logistics are designed for retailers' purposes and in these systems RFID tags are u...
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Purpose of this paper This paper addresses the question of where in the supply chain new tracking activities can be implemented in the most cost-efficient way. The paper concentrates on comparing the cost and benefits of supply chain wide RFID tagging with RFID tracking solutions covering only one company or function. Design/methodology/approach Th...
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The TraSer project is an EU-funded project that investigates the best way small and medium-sized companies can develop and support network-level information services. The project involves seven different network-level solution pilots that include physical asset tracking and tracking of electronic product data the results of which show that increase...
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The increasing need for customization, more efficient quality feedback, better supply chain coordination, etc. are all factors which demand for implementation of item-level tracking and tracing services across company borders. A platform enabling such operations has been developed under the acronym of TraSer (http://www.traser-project.eu/). The fun...
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According to the dominant view in the tracking literature, the benefits of increased tracking and use of new tracking technologies such as RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) are to be found in the savings that better supply chain visibility offers for goods tracking. However, the increased use of returnable transport items (RTI) has recently int...
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The aim of this study is to support decision-making in finding a cost effective technology for manufacturing. The purpose of the study was to build a tool for comparing costs between different joining technology alternatives. Plasma spot welding was the new technology that is compared with present technologies: resistance spot welding and riveting....
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Although prior decisions constrain the freedom of further choices and commit the organization to subsequent incurrence of costs, they do not discard the need for continuous cost management. Our main proposition is that product cost management should start before the well-structured product development in order to ensure built-in cost capability of...
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ABSTRACT This paper takes a closer look at the very basics of logistics and it analyses the selection criteria of transportation services from the industrial point of view as the main research problem. It also tries to establish a better understanding of which industrial sectors are using which mode of logistics services and why. According to the a...

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