Cost Structure of Identification and Tracking Systems in Container Yards

The automatic identification and tracking of vehicles and products has become both technically and economically feasible in many industries. Container yards are among the most relevant potential beneficiaries of this technology innovation. However, the adoption of this technology has not been as deep or fast as expected, mainly due to the high relative costs involved in the acquisition and implementation of such systems, when compared with manual systems. A proper evaluation of the costs and benefits of adopting automatic identification and tracking technologies relies on the knowledge of the operations performed in a container yard and its impact on the identification system's cost structure. In this paper, the author studies the use of information systems and choice of extraction strategies in a container yard from an analytic perspective, to develop a model for the cost structure of manual container identification and tracking that allows a quantitative comparison with its automatic counterpart.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 27p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 86th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers CD-ROM

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01054029
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 07-0563
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 8 2007 5:09PM