To be able to name the required shipping quantities, we focused on the population and density of the Munich neighborhoods. In a next step, we calculated the required amount of agricultural land in ha depending on the population of the neighborhoods. With a few exemplary case studies the calculating continued. The daily amount of food was measured in regular-sized box and its quantities fitting on an Euro-palette. Further we investigated how many palettes fit in different transportation vehicles.
To establish our proposed system of a regional food-supply-chain, it is necessary not only to rethink the already existing infrastructure but it is highly important to work and cooperate with various partners and to unite them in order to create a smooth work flow. Once the system is running, everyone is going to benefit from it as it offers a new and regional market. Potential partners vary from local to national and international companies. Some relevant partners are the City of Munich, the Federal State of Bavaria, DB Cargo, MVG, Siemens, Hello Fresh, Machinenring, Telekom, Microsoft or iconic figures such as Obststandl Didi.
Map of the Ware-Houses and their connections
The input flows are generated by the farmland around Munich, which provides the raw food as a first step and solid base in the value chain. A circle around Munich serves as inner city ware-houses and centers for further distribution. The ware-houses are connected to the railway system of DB and MVG to allow a continues flow of goods.
As the ware-houses are located between the inner and the outer urban areas of Munich, they demand to be more than simple logistic centers. They are also working as administrative premises for the whole system and its authorities. In connection to the knowledge hold there, they further can be used as agricultural education centers and advanced education premises for the subject of the food industry and its connected industries. In addition, the ware-houses would include restaurants or cafés, not just for the people working there but also to gather to neighboring communities and rise the system’s acceptance. Naturally, they also work as selling units and the ware-houses’ industrial look and setting might also attract artist studios or galleries. To achieve this multi-use, governmental subsidies are a crucial aspect in terms of realization.