Title: Collaborative tracking and tracing applied on dry ports

Authors: Vahid Mirzabeiki; Violeta Roso; Per Sjöholm

Addresses: School of Management, Cranfield University, Cranfield, MK43 0AL, UK ' Division of Logistics and Transportation, Chalmers University of Technology, 41296, Gothenburg, Sweden ' Starbright Consulting, 55318, Jönköping, Sweden

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to analyse the benefits of the application of a radio frequency identification (RFID)-based collaborative tracking and tracing (CTT) system on a logistics setting in which freight is transported by rail between a seaport and a dry port. The case study research method was used for this study and the empirical data were gathered through a research project, which was carried out in Sweden. The results indicate that opportunities for improving the speed of operations, resource utilisation, timeliness of operations, safety of operations, and finally, improving the quality of data are created for multiple actors within the studied logistical setting after application of the CTT system.

Keywords: collaborative tracking; collaborative tracing; CTT; dry ports; seaports; radio frequency identification; RFID; railway wagons; railways; logistics; rail freight; freight transport; Sweden; collaboration; operations speed; resource utilisation; operations timeliness; operations safety; data quality.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLSM.2016.079834

International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, 2016 Vol.25 No.3, pp.425 - 440

Received: 20 Jul 2015
Accepted: 28 Sep 2015

Published online: 17 Oct 2016 *

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