Wireless technologies for logistic distribution process
Source: Emerald Group Publishing
The purpose of this paper is to present the integration of logistic management with information and communication technologies to largely improve the effectiveness of logistic fleet operations. The work presented here shows a real-world fleet management system that integrates mobile communication and supports real-time logistic information flow management. First, the application of information and mobile communication technologies in providing effective logistic distribution service is introduced. Then, the proposed Real-Time Fleet Management System (RTFMS) architecture is depicted, the technology profiles for Mobile Data Terminal (MDT) and logistic information system are described, and the considerations of various wireless mobile communication technologies for logistic distribution process are also addressed.