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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Abstract

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)
Volume10
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Dec 2018

Keywords

  • 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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