Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Operations and Supply Chain Management, Vietnam, 2019

ISBN: 9786027060470


Improvement of Information Flow for Rail Freight Transportation

Nattakit Yuduang
Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Mahidol University

Jirapan Liangrokapart
Mahidol University

Rail freight transportation is one of important modes for freight transport as it is good for bulk materials, agricultural products and containers. In order to save logistics and transportation cost, many companies select to transport their products by rail. However, in Thailand the rail freight is only 1 percent of all transportation modes which majority is the road transport, followed by water transport. One reason that companies do not use rail freight is the limitation to track or trace the shipments. Companies may not know where the shipments are and when they will arrive at the destination. This is due to the information do not flow smoothly among all parties in the supply chain. Therefore, this research is intended to illustrate information flow along the supply chain to unveil the missing link of the information. Then, suggestions for filling the gaps will be made so that traceability can be expected. The case of State Railway of Thailand (SRT) practice is used to reflect the problems and suggest solutions for improvement.

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    author = {Yuduang, Nattakit and Liangrokapart, Jirapan},
    title = {Improvement of Information Flow for Rail Freight Transportation},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Operations and Supply Chain Management, Vietnam, 2019},
    year = {2019},
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