Science and Development Network (SciDev.Net)
Transportation volume of global container is increasing as trade grows larger than before based on lifting trade barriers. At the same time, participants using logistics service require real-time based information of container location, security for preventing a robbery case, and temperature/humidity/impact. But existing system based on bar code, EDI and RFID technology is possible to communicate only part of point in all logistics network. In addition, constructing infrastructure cost high because logistics network is based on all over the world these days. Container tracking system that is suggested in this paper is one of the methods for realizing Global SCM (Supply Chain Management). This would provide feature for managing container as communicating data between tracking device and information gathering server based on real-time.