Title: Effective trailer transport operations: using information sharing

Authors: Henrik Sternberg

Addresses: Division of Logistics and Transportation, Chalmers University of Technology, 412 96, Goteborg, Sweden

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to present and validate a model for information sharing, enabling effective trailer transport operations. It is based on an extensive information requirements study involving all the actors in an international transport setup. An in-depth study of the involved actors was carried out and the requirements of effective transport operations were extracted through interviews, observations and transport document studies. This paper provides findings from both an in-depth study of a transport setup and a model on information sharing that has been practically tested and validated in an industrial pilot project implementation.

Keywords: transportation; information systems; information sharing; RFID; radio-frequency identification; trailers; transport operations; international transport; Volvo Logistics; Sweden; Belgium; logistics systems; logistics management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLSM.2011.042050

International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, 2011 Vol.10 No.1, pp.1 - 18

Published online: 23 Aug 2011 *

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