Title: MIDAS: an integrated e-commerce solution for Australian transport industries

Authors: Manish Malhotra, Zahir Tari

Addresses: School of Computer Science and Information Technology, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. ' School of Computer Science and Information Technology, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia

Abstract: MIDAS provides an autonomous delivery management system from client orders to the electronic proof of delivery for the Australian transport industry. To accomplish this, MIDAS utilises different technologies, including global positioning system (GPS), wireless technologies (short message service (SMS)/wireless application protocol (WAP)) and the internet. MIDAS overcomes the issue of optimal routing and scheduling and mobile communication within the integrated Australian transport industry. MIDAS supports both static and dynamic scheduling utilising wireless communication channels to keep drivers up-to-date with information in real time when they are off-site. MIDAS also benefits the clients of the transport companies whose orders can be easily placed and traced anywhere, anytime. MIDAS is an advanced e-commerce solution to track and fulfil the orders throughout the entire supply chain.

Keywords: logistic applications; web services; global positioning system; wireless application protocol; routing; scheduling; binary tree; supply chain management; palm applications; transport applications; mobile e-commerce; internet procurement; delivery management; Australia.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWET.2004.005238

International Journal of Web Engineering and Technology, 2004 Vol.1 No.3, pp.353 - 373

Published online: 14 Sep 2004 *

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