Improvement of the Containerized Logistics Performance Using the Unitary Traceability of Smart Logistics Units

  • S. WattanakulEmail author
  • S. Henry
  • L. Bentaha
  • N. Reeveerakul
  • Y. Ouzrout
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 540)


Based on the emergence of the Internet of Things, smart logistic units (container, pallet, cardboard) offers a new opportunity to improve the responsiveness to disturbances of the supply chain and to develop robust scheduling approach based on the knowledge extracted from the historical data of traceability on the smart logistic units. The limitations of the current traceability solutions are related in particular to the insufficient level of detail, the late availability of data and the scattering of data in databases of different actors in the supply chain who are reluctant to exchange them. Then, the unitary traceability based on the Internet of Things with a real-time tracking of multiple parameters of each object (position, temperature, vibration, humidity, etc.) is a solution which makes it possible to improve reactivity in real time when facing disturbances and to extract knowledge from historical data. Therefore, this paper proposes a conceptual framework based on seven activities that exploit smart container traceability data for real-time analysis and decision to monitor risks of disruptions and to mitigate the impact of disruptions.


Supply chain performance Smart container Unitary traceability Disruption management Reactivity 



This work is supported under the Erasmus Mundus’s SMARTLINK (South-east-west Mobility for Advanced Research, Learning, Innovation, Network and Knowledge).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Wattanakul
    • 1
    Email author
  • S. Henry
    • 2
  • L. Bentaha
    • 1
  • N. Reeveerakul
    • 3
  • Y. Ouzrout
    • 1
  1. 1.DISP LaboratoryUniversity of Lyon, University Lyon 2LyonFrance
  2. 2.DISP LaboratoryUniversity of Lyon, University Lyon 1LyonFrance
  3. 3.College of Arts, Media and TechnologyChiang Mai UniversityChiang MaiThailand

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