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Supply chain basics : tracking trucks with GPS


Author:
Berney, Gerald. and United States Agricultural Marketing Service.
Year:
2008
Subject:
Intelligent transportation systems, Motor vehicles -- United States -- Automatic location systems, Global Positioning System, Food -- Transportation -- United States, global positioning systems, land transportation, freight, trucks, trailers, food transport, and United States
Abstract:
The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a radio navigation system that uses information from satellites to calculate the position of an object on Earth. Its use has widened recently as the cost of the technology has decreased. It is an essential management component of the supply chain because of its ability to locate products while they are in transit. A combination of GPS and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) can offer real-time information about products, such as their condition and location.
Language:
English
Publisher:
United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service
Collection:
USDA publications