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Decentralized Intelligence in Freight Transport - a Critical Review

Sternberg, Henrik LU and Andersson, Magnus (2014) In Computers in Industry 65(2). p.306-313
Abstract
The purpose of this paper is to provide a research outlook on the concept of decentralized freight

intelligence, i.e. autonomous freight making localized routing decisions. A review of research literature

on decentralized intelligence in freight transport serves as the foundation of the analysis. The analysis

reveals a scarcity of scientific evidence to suggest a successful introduction of decentralized freight

intelligence. Among numerous conceptual findings, the analysis reveals a dearth of research on the clear

and present challenges of introducing and adopting decentralized freight concepts in contemporary

multi organizational open freight systems. For practitioners this paper... (More)
The purpose of this paper is to provide a research outlook on the concept of decentralized freight

intelligence, i.e. autonomous freight making localized routing decisions. A review of research literature

on decentralized intelligence in freight transport serves as the foundation of the analysis. The analysis

reveals a scarcity of scientific evidence to suggest a successful introduction of decentralized freight

intelligence. Among numerous conceptual findings, the analysis reveals a dearth of research on the clear

and present challenges of introducing and adopting decentralized freight concepts in contemporary

multi organizational open freight systems. For practitioners this paper provides useful input on future

ICT development in the transport field. In particular, due to the lack of guidance on adoption of

decentralized freight, a focus on non-networked benefits of information technology is to be

recommended. Given the large number of projects, papers and various initiatives related to

decentralized freight intelligence, this paper, to the authors’ best knowledge, provides a novel

technology adoption perspective on decentralized freight intelligence research. (Less)
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Transport operations Intelligent Cargo Efficiency RFID
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Computers in Industry
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65
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306 - 313
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Elsevier
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intelligence, i.e. autonomous freight making localized routing decisions. A review of research literature<br/><br>
on decentralized intelligence in freight transport serves as the foundation of the analysis. The analysis<br/><br>
reveals a scarcity of scientific evidence to suggest a successful introduction of decentralized freight<br/><br>
intelligence. Among numerous conceptual findings, the analysis reveals a dearth of research on the clear<br/><br>
and present challenges of introducing and adopting decentralized freight concepts in contemporary<br/><br>
multi organizational open freight systems. For practitioners this paper provides useful input on future<br/><br>
ICT development in the transport field. In particular, due to the lack of guidance on adoption of<br/><br>
decentralized freight, a focus on non-networked benefits of information technology is to be<br/><br>
recommended. Given the large number of projects, papers and various initiatives related to<br/><br>
decentralized freight intelligence, this paper, to the authors’ best knowledge, provides a novel<br/><br>
technology adoption perspective on decentralized freight intelligence research.},
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  title        = {Decentralized Intelligence in Freight Transport - a Critical Review},
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