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Analogies between Internet network and ‎logistics service networks: challenges ‎involved in the interconnection

Abstract : Logistics networks that are currently formed by supply chains are intertwined but remain ‎heterogeneous and not very interconnected. In computer networks, this stage was overtaken with ‎the arrival of Internet. In this paper we explore the possible analogies and transpositions between ‎computer networks, in particular Internet, and logistics service networks. To this end, a new ‎logistical concept was proposed: The Physical Internet that aims at the interconnection of logistics ‎service networks. In fact, there are strong similarities between these networks despite of the basic ‎differences in the type of objects that prevent an integral transposition. To illustrate the pertinence ‎of this analogy, this paper illustrates the interconnection potential of logistics networks with a ‎stylised model. In view of the exploratory nature of this work, this impact will be assessed by ‎means of an analytic model based on a method of continuous approximations. This illustration ‎provides an indication of the potential inherent in the interconnection of logistics networks.‎
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Rochdi Sarraj, Eric Ballot, Shenle Pan, Benoit Montreuil. Analogies between Internet network and ‎logistics service networks: challenges ‎involved in the interconnection. Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, Springer Verlag (Germany), 2012, ⟨10.1007/s10845-012-0697-7⟩. ⟨hal-00733525⟩



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