Facilitating multimodal logistics and enabling information systems connectivity through wireless vehicular networks

Adrian E. Coronado Mondragon, Chandra S. Lalwani, Etienne S. Coronado Mondragon, Christian E. Coronado Mondragon

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The adoption of information and communication technology (ICT) has made it possible to experience high levels of visibility, control and connectivity across the entire supply chain. However, in road transport logistics, wireless ICT applications like cellular networks, Wi-Fi, UMTS, 4G and WiMax have not entirely solved reliability and connectivity problems due to difficulties associated with limited range, scalability and security. This paper examines the feasibility of using a vehicular network technology, dedicated short range communication (DSRC), in a multimodal logistics environment as means of providing enhanced visibility and connectivity using a secure access architecture. The secure access architecture is necessary to provide a high degree of security to the detailed visibility involving road haulage feeding port operations using a centralised port service.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-240
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Production Economics
Issue number1
Early online date1 Jun 2009
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2009


  • Information and communication technology;
  • Vehicular networks
  • Road haulage;
  • Multimodal logistics;

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