A Cloud Computing Model for Optimization of Transport Logistics Process

Zineb Benotmane 1 , Ghalem Belalem 1  and Abdelkader Neki 2
  • 1 Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Exact Sciences and Applied, University of Oran 1, Ahmed Ben Bella, , Oran, Algeria
  • 2 IUT de Cergy Pontoise QLIO Department, 95-97, rue Valère Collas 95100 Argenteuil. Paris, , Paris, France

Abstract

In any increasing competitive environment and even in companies; we must adopt a good logistic chain management policy which is the main objective to increase the overall gain by maximizing profits and minimizing costs, including manufacturing costs such as: transaction, transport, storage, etc. In this paper, we propose a cloud platform of this chain logistic for decision support; in fact, this decision must be made to adopt new strategy for cost optimization, besides, the decision-maker must have knowledge on the consequences of this new strategy. Our proposed cloud computing platform has a multilayer structure; this later is contained from a set of web services to provide a link between applications using different technologies; to enable sending; and receiving data through protocols, which should be understandable by everyone. The chain logistic is a process-oriented business; it’s used to evaluate logistics process costs, to propose optimal solutions and to evaluate these solutions before their application. As a scenario, we have formulated the problem for the delivery process, and we have proposed a modified Bin-packing algorithm to improve vehicles loading.

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