Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2758

Full Length Research Paper

Enhancing container transportation traceability based on intelligent product and web-services: Model driven approach

Mehdi NAJIB
  • Mehdi NAJIB
  • Cadi Ayyad University, Av Abdelkrim Khattabi, BP 511, 40000, Marrakech, Morocco, University of Le Havre, 25 rue Philippe Lebon, BP 1123, 76063, Le Havre cedex, France.
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Mohamed Yassine SAMIRI
  • Mohamed Yassine SAMIRI
  • Cadi Ayyad University, Av Abdelkrim Khattabi, BP 511, 40000, Marrakech, Morocco, University of Le Havre, 25 rue Philippe Lebon, BP 1123, 76063, Le Havre cedex, France.
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Abdelaziz EL FAZZIKI
  • Abdelaziz EL FAZZIKI
  • Cadi Ayyad University, Av Abdelkrim Khattabi, BP 511, 40000, Marrakech, Morocco.
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Jaouad BOUKACHOUR
  • Jaouad BOUKACHOUR
  • Cadi Ayyad University, Av Abdelkrim Khattabi, BP 511, 40000, Marrakech, Morocco, University of Le Havre, 25 rue Philippe Lebon, BP 1123, 76063, Le Havre cedex, France.
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  •  Received: 14 April 2014
  •  Accepted: 21 July 2014
  •  Published: 30 September 2014

Abstract

Containers transportation involves various intermediate supply-chain actors. These containers are subject to myriad risks that can occur at any moment. In addition, the absence of a specialized stakeholder for securing containers flow and the lack of communication among actors impedes identifying responsibilities when an adverse event arises. For this purpose, we advocate the use of traceability system to enhance containers transportation security. This objective is achieved through enhancing systems interoperability to collect necessary information for identifying risks. Thus, we opted for urbanizing a traceability system to meet the new requirements related to risk management. In this paper, we propose the use of web-services to overcome the problems related to the heterogeneity of systems used by supply-chain stakeholders. Thus, we proposed a development process based on model driven architecture (MDA) to automate the code generation of these web-services. Moreover, we used the concept of intelligent product (IP) to propose an intelligent container able to communicate with external systems and to manage information related to its traceability. This solution is validated by a real case study.

 

Key words: Intelligent product (IP), model driven architecture (MDA), service oriented architecture (SOA), business process (BP), traceability.