Smart Freight to Enhance Control of Supply Chains
Journal article, 2007

Companies face different problems in planning their logistics operations. One major problem is linking the product information to complex supply network activities. A potential solution for improving the management of items is to decentralize the information of individual products and access the relevant information directly from a carry-on information tag based on RFID. In this paper, the meaning of smart freight is clarified and classifications are made to compare traditional systems for controlling the freight flow with a Smart Supply Chain. In a study that has been carried out for preparing this work, the advantages and disadvantages of the different smart freight models and ideas proposed are analyzed and evaluated by several system developers. The results of the study show that smart freight systems will emerge in a near future and will partially be decentralized.

Supply Chain Management

Information Decentralization


Smart freight


Kenth Lumsden

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Logistics & Transportation

Gunnar Stefansson

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Logistics & Transportation

Int. J. Logistics Systems and Management

Vol. 3 3 315-329

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