A Real-Time In-Memory Discovery Service

Leveraging Hierarchical Packaging Information in a Unique Identifier Network to Retrieve Track and Trace Information

  • Jürgen Müller

Part of the In-Memory Data Management Research book series (IMDM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Jürgen Müller
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  3. Jürgen Müller
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  4. Jürgen Müller
    Pages 127-142
  5. Jürgen Müller
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  6. Jürgen Müller
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 159-168

About this book


​The research presented in this book discusses how to efficiently retrieve track and trace information for an item of interest that took a certain path through a complex network of manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, and consumers. To this end, a super-ordinate system called "Discovery Service" is designed that has to handle large amounts of data, high insert-rates, and a high number of queries that are submitted to the discovery service.

An example that is used throughout this book is the European pharmaceutical supply chain, which faces the challenge that more and more counterfeit medicinal products are being introduced. Between October and December 2008, more than 34 million fake drug pills were detected at customs control at the borders of the European Union. These fake drugs can put lives in danger as they were supposed to fight cancer, take effect as painkiller or antibiotics, among others.

The concepts described in this book can be adopted for supply chain management use cases other than track and trace, such as recall, supply chain optimization, or supply chain analytics.


Big Data Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals Discovery Service Real-time Data Analysis Supply Chain Analytics Track and Trace

Authors and affiliations

  • Jürgen Müller
    • 1
  1. 1.Hasso Plattner InstitutePotsdamGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-37127-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-37128-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2196-8055
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-8063
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