Collaborative tracking and tracing: the value of a composite design
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2014

Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to propose a collaborative tracking and tracing (T&T) system that enables supply chain actors to join and leave the system in run-time without disrupting the function of the system. Design/methodology/approach - A collaborative T&T system is introduced using a conceptual approach. Supporting empirical data are collected through a deductive case study of a Swedish automotive supply chain. Findings - A collaborative T&T system based on composite and observer design patterns is an appropriate solution for inter-organizational T&T. Research limitations/implications - This research contributes to the body of knowledge in the field of logistics T&T. The conceptually developed collaborative T&T system needs to be validated empirically. Practical implications - The collaborative T&T system developed conceptually here could be used as a model for the practical development of inter-organizational T&T systems. Originality/value - The introduction of a collaborative T&T system, adopting the theories of software engineering and product data management, represents an original contribution to the field of T&T in logistics and transportation.




Supply chain


Tracking and tracing (T&T)


Vahid Mirza Beiki

Chalmers, Teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Logistik och transport

Jan Holmström

Chalmers, Teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Logistik och transport

K. Framling


International Journal of Logistics Management

0957-4093 (ISSN) 1758-6550 (eISSN)

Vol. 25 3 522-536


Transportteknik och logistik



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