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A Real-Time In-Memory Discovery Service

Leveraging Hierarchical Packaging Information in a Unique Identifier Network to Retrieve Track and Trace Information

Müller, Jürgen

2013, XXIV, 168 p. 86 illus.

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  • ​Presents latest academic research results in In-Memory Data Management adoptable for multiple challenges
  • Numerous illustrations and tables give a good introduction into the topic
  • Includes valuable tips on In-Memory Data Management for track and trace applications

​The research presented in this book discusses how to efficiently retrieve track and trace information for an item of interest that took a certain path through a complex network of manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, and consumers. To this end, a super-ordinate system called "Discovery Service" is designed that has to handle large amounts of data, high insert-rates, and a high number of queries that are submitted to the discovery service.

An example that is used throughout this book is the European pharmaceutical supply chain, which faces the challenge that more and more counterfeit medicinal products are being introduced. Between October and December 2008, more than 34 million fake drug pills were detected at customs control at the borders of the European Union. These fake drugs can put lives in danger as they were supposed to fight cancer, take effect as painkiller or antibiotics, among others.

The concepts described in this book can be adopted for supply chain management use cases other than track and trace, such as recall, supply chain optimization, or supply chain analytics.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Big Data - Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals - Discovery Service - Real-time Data Analysis - Supply Chain Analytics - Track and Trace

Related subjects » Business Information Systems - Communication Networks - Information Systems and Applications - Production & Logistics - Theoretical Computer Science

Table of contents 

Introduction and Motivation.- Underlying Technologies and Related Works.- A Hierarchical-Packaging-aware Discovery Service.- A Recursive Search Algorithm.- A Filter Algorithm to Extract the Relevant Read Events.- System Design and Implementation Considerations.- Evaluation.- Conclusion and Future Work.

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