Smart Freight to Enhance Control of Supply Chains

In planning their logistics operations, different problems are faced by companies. Linking complex supply network activities with product information is one major problem. Decentralizing individual product information and accessing relevant information directly from an RFID based carry-on information tag is a potential solution for item management improvement. The authors clarify the meaning of smart freight and present classification for comparison of traditional and Smart Supply Chain freight flow control systems. Different smart freight models' and proposed ideas' advantages and disadvantages are analyzed and evaluated in a study to prepare for the authors' work by several systems developers. Study results show that in the near future partially decentralized smart freight systems will emerge.

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    • Lumsden, Kenth
    • Stefansson, Gunnar
  • Publication Date: 2007

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01076608
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 7 2007 10:29AM