CASE STUDY on Freight ICT applications: The applications for Kuhne & Nagel Hellas S.A. Prof. Giannopoulos Lecture for World Bank 22-6-10. Outline. The K+N Group in Greece The existing Rail Management System of PROODOS (FRETIS platform) The E-POD system. The KN Group in Greece.
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Lecture for World Bank
Train composition – Wagon and shipment assignment
Search possibilities for various criteria
Trains scheduled to arrive and depart
Information on available wagons left in station or cut wagons (due to possible problem)
RFID tags attached on wagon
The tag can be attached using screws,
rivets, double-sided adhesive strips, or a
variety of other methods appropriate for
RFID readers installed on train stations
The readers installed on entrance and exit of station enables tracking of wagons with attached RFID tags.
Description of the e-POD Application
The application is about a complete system ofmonitoringdeliveries made(Proof of Delivery - POD)that has as its main purpose the creation of electronic receipts in a real time environment, whileat the same time providing added value to the services.
The introduction of such a system is of vital importance since it
allows for potential customers to monitor their products
transportation from start to finish.
PDA with integrated Barcode Reader
Connectivity through mobile networks(GPRS/3G)
Reduced time of deliveries.
Increased level of customer service.
Reduced delivery/transportation costs.
Advantages of the application