Title: Integrating business processes of container sea-rail combined transport

Authors: Yunfang Ma; Dan Chang; Fenfen Wang

Addresses: School of Economic and Management, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China ' School of Economic and Management, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China ' China Mobile Online Services Company Limited, Zhengzhou, China

Abstract: Container sea-rail transport is increasingly becoming a mainstream mode of transport. It is an effective way to improve the transport efficiency by integrating the business processes of container sea-rail combined transport. According to analyse the business processes of container sea-rail combined transport, this paper designs the integration framework based on four levels: the base layer, the integration layer, the information transfer layer and the information presentation layer. Arena is used to simulate the process. The simulation results show that the freight transportation cycle of the railway transportation, ocean transportation and container sea-rail combined transport is reduced. Therefore, it is feasible and necessary to integrate the business process of container sea-rail combined transport.

Keywords: container; sea-rail combined transport; business process; integration; simulation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIMS.2019.096650

International Journal of Internet Manufacturing and Services, 2019 Vol.6 No.1, pp.48 - 63

Received: 28 Aug 2017
Accepted: 23 Dec 2017

Published online: 26 Oct 2018 *

Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article