A coordinated approach for supply-chain tracking in the liquefied natural gas industry

Jun Wang, Hung Lin Chi, Wenchi Shou, Heap Yih Chong, Xiangyu Wang

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With the increased size and complexity of liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects, supplychain management has become a challenging process due to involvements of the remote location of the project site and the multiple stakeholders. The transparency and traceability of the supply-chain are critical as any surpluses or shortages of materials will put the project at risk. Currently, limited research has been conducted on LNG projects considering the total supply-chain perspective, which refers to all stages of materials tracking in off-site manufacturing, transportation, and site logistics. The purpose of this research is to propose a framework of a coordinated approach for supply-chain tracking in the LNG industry. Two focus group studies were organized to develop the proposed framework: One for LNG construction supply chain process development, and another for alternative tracking technologies selection. In addition, two experiments, namely off-site fabrication tracking and site logistics tracking, were conducted in a field to evaluate the feasibility of the proposed framework. Technology limitations were also discussed in terms of field implementation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4822
JournalSustainability (Switzerland)
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 17 Dec 2018


  • Barcode
  • GPS
  • Liquefied Natural Gas
  • RFID
  • Supply-chain management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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