Sharing tracking and tracing data to improve operations of supply chain actors
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2012
The purpose of this paper is to identify and analyse, by means of
in-depth case study, opportunities offered by sharing rail-wagon tracking
and tracing data for operations of actors of an automotive Supply Chain (SC).
The study shows that sharing data via a wagon tracking and tracing system provides
opportunities for traffi c authorities to better monitor infrastructure usage. This will
lead to improved maintenance procedures by transport operators and, further, will
enable the tracking and tracing of containers and pallets demanded by transport
customers. This research provides guidelines for the adoption of Radio Frequency
Identifi cation (RFID) for vehicle tracking and tracing, especially in rail logistics.
New opportunities created by the auto-identifi cation of rail wagons and sharing of
tracking and tracing data are not discussed in the current literature. This research
topic has generated a great deal of interest from the rail industry in Europe.
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