Logistics - Increasing intelligence in supply chains

Antti Permala, Ville Kotovirta, Henrik Huovila, Pekka Maijala, Hannu Salmela, Harri Hiljanen

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Abstract

Efficient and reliable supply chain is important to trade and industry. The wireless data transfer technique and sensor technology enables significant development of the supply chain. New technology can change the business process models and can give speed to the growth of the e-logistics. The overall objective was the development and integration of an intelligent measurement and control system for the transport supply chain. The IT architecture of intelligent monitoring equipment was created in the project. The architecture showed the complexity and demanding nature of these systems. Information platform for supply chain and network applications is missing. Now when companies try to pilot and implement RFID identification, the lack of architectures is slowing or preventing this development. The automated data transfer between companies is still a barrier. The project described possible solutions for information architectures for supply chain monitoring. A case study dealing with temperature in a food chain showed that even this simple task is challenging in today's supply chains. Identification is a prerequisite for automated monitoring. Automated identification of transport units, pallets, roller gages etc. is becoming common within next years. This will even down the way to intelligent packaging. Electronics industry as well as paper industry is already using data logger type monitoring technologies in their supply chains. Food industry will follow, partly due to the new legislation. The challenge is to introduce wireless and real time solutions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligent Products and Systems. Technology theme - Final report. Ventä, Olli (ed.). VTT Publications 635
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Pages96-105
ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-7010-2
ISBN (Print)978-951-38-7009-6
Publication statusPublished - 2007
MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material

Publication series

SeriesVTT Publications
Number635
ISSN1235-0621

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Supply chains
Logistics
Industry
Monitoring
Data transfer
Pallets
Electronics industry
Radio frequency identification (RFID)
Gages
Identification (control systems)
Packaging
Control systems
Sensors

Keywords

  • logistics
  • supply chain management

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Permala, A., Kotovirta, V., Huovila, H., Maijala, P., Salmela, H., & Hiljanen, H. (2007). Logistics - Increasing intelligence in supply chains. In Intelligent Products and Systems. Technology theme - Final report. Ventä, Olli (ed.). VTT Publications 635 (pp. 96-105). Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Publications, No. 635
Permala, Antti ; Kotovirta, Ville ; Huovila, Henrik ; Maijala, Pekka ; Salmela, Hannu ; Hiljanen, Harri. / Logistics - Increasing intelligence in supply chains. Intelligent Products and Systems. Technology theme - Final report. Ventä, Olli (ed.). VTT Publications 635. Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2007. pp. 96-105 (VTT Publications; No. 635).
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Logistics - Increasing intelligence in supply chains. / Permala, Antti; Kotovirta, Ville; Huovila, Henrik; Maijala, Pekka; Salmela, Hannu; Hiljanen, Harri.

Intelligent Products and Systems. Technology theme - Final report. Ventä, Olli (ed.). VTT Publications 635. Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2007. p. 96-105 (VTT Publications; No. 635).

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Permala A, Kotovirta V, Huovila H, Maijala P, Salmela H, Hiljanen H. Logistics - Increasing intelligence in supply chains. In Intelligent Products and Systems. Technology theme - Final report. Ventä, Olli (ed.). VTT Publications 635. Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. 2007. p. 96-105. (VTT Publications; No. 635).