Tracking and Tracing of Global Supply Chain Network - Case Study from a Finnish Company

Ahm Shamsuzzoha, Michael Ehrs, Richard Addo-Tengkorang, Petri Helo

Abstract

Supply chain and logistics network tracking and tracing is an important element of customer service in the transportation industry. Existing technologies are mostly suitable for single channel supply chain and are not suitable for multi-channel supply network. The objective of this research study is therefore to outline technological knowhow and possibilities related to tracking and tracking items within distributed supply chain and logistics network. This research has focused to implement a novel tracking system applicable for total supply network both inbound and outbound shipments. This study is validated within the boundary of how the available tracking technologies can be useful for a Finnish case company to manage its geographically dispersed projects and hundreds of suppliers, transport companies and warehouse operators. Both hybrid and cloud enable online-based tracking systems are proposed in this research. The application of the proposed tracking technologies provides the case company with real-time visibility on its current logistics assets.

References

  1. Benedikt, M., Fiedler, M., Hille, A. and Björn, A. 2012. How AutoID Processes Shape the Internet of Things: The OpenID-Center Development Process. Communications in Computer and Information Science, Vol. 282, Part 5, pp. 134-147.
  2. Dabbene, F., Gay, P. and Tortia, C. 2014. Traceability issues in food supply chain management: a review. Biosystems Engineering, Vol. 120, pp. 65-80.
  3. Day, A. 1991. Who cares about international freight?. International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, Vol. 21, No. 4, pp. 29-31.
  4. Giannopoulos, G.A., 2003. The application of information and communication technologies in transport. European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 152, No. 2, pp. 302-320.
  5. Helo, P. and Szekely, B. 2005. Logistics information systems: an analysis of software solutions for supply chain co-ordination. Industrial Management & Data Systems, Vol. 105, No. 1, pp. 5-18.
  6. Hinkka, V. 2012. Challenges for building RFID tracking systems across the whole supply chain. International Journal of RF technologies: research and applications, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 201-218.
  7. Hui, T. 2008. Application research of RFID in supply chain logistics management. IEEE International Conference on Service Operations and Logistics, and Informatics, IEEE/SOLI 2008.
  8. Kärkkäinen, M., Ala-Risku, T., Främling, K., Collin, J. and Holmström, J. 2010. Implementing inventory transparency to temporary storage locations: A solution design experiment in project business. International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp.292 - 306.
  9. Liwei, B., Huang, Y., Song, J. and Yang, Y. 2009. A Case Study on the Supply-chain Reengineering Based on Information Integration of Logistics. IEEE Second International Symposium on Electronic Commerce and Security, ISECS 7809.
  10. Martinez-Sala, A.S., Egea-Lopez, E., Garcia-Sanchez, F. and Garcia-Haro, J., 2009. Tarcking of returnable packaging and transport units with active RFID in the grocery supply chain. Computers in Industry, Vol. 60, No. 3, pp. 161-171.
  11. Musa, A., Gunasekaran, A. and Yusuf, Y. 2014. Supply chain product visibility: methods, systems and impacts. Expert Systems with Applications, Vol. 41, No. 1, pp. 176-194.
  12. Pero, M. and Sudy, I. 2014. Increasing security and efficiency in supply chains: a five-step approach. International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics, Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 257-279.
  13. SAP 2005. RFID-Enabled Supply Chain Execution powered by SAP NetWeaver™ - Using SAP Auto-ID Infrastructure 2.1 Document Version 1.2 - March 15, 2005. Material Number 50071075.
  14. Shamsuzzoha, A. and Helo, P., 2012. Tracking and tracing of logistics networks: perspective of real-time business environment. International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice, Vol. 19, No. 3.
  15. Shamsuzzoha, A., Ehrs, M., Addo-Tenkorang, R., Nguyen, D. and Helo, P., 2013. Performance evaluation of tracking and tracing for logistics operations. International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 31-54.
  16. Toyryla, I., 1999. Realising the potential of traceability - a case study research on usage and impacts of product traceability. PhD thesis, Acta Polytechnica Scandinavica. Mathematics, Computing and Management in Engineering Series. No. 97, Finnish Academy of Technology, Espoo.
  17. Zhu, X., Mukhopadhyay, S. and Kurata, H. 2012. A review of RFID technology and its managerial applications in different industries. Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, Vol. 29, No. 1, pp. 152-167.
Download


Paper Citation


in Harvard Style

Shamsuzzoha A., Ehrs M., Addo-Tengkorang R. and Helo P. (2015). Tracking and Tracing of Global Supply Chain Network - Case Study from a Finnish Company . In Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-758-096-3, pages 46-53. DOI: 10.5220/0005343900460053


in Bibtex Style

@conference{iceis15,
author={Ahm Shamsuzzoha and Michael Ehrs and Richard Addo-Tengkorang and Petri Helo},
title={Tracking and Tracing of Global Supply Chain Network - Case Study from a Finnish Company},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,},
year={2015},
pages={46-53},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005343900460053},
isbn={978-989-758-096-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,
TI - Tracking and Tracing of Global Supply Chain Network - Case Study from a Finnish Company
SN - 978-989-758-096-3
AU - Shamsuzzoha A.
AU - Ehrs M.
AU - Addo-Tengkorang R.
AU - Helo P.
PY - 2015
SP - 46
EP - 53
DO - 10.5220/0005343900460053