The Physical Internet (PI, or $\pi$) concept was realized and enabled by innovated logistics facilities such as $\pi$-containers, $\pi$-nodes, and $\pi$-movers typically characterized by smartness, modularity. With millions of $\pi$-containers containing shipments moved, tracked and stored by a variety of the $\pi$-nodes and $\pi$-movers each day, this logistics vision is poised to benefit from services enabled by the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution. This paper proposes a service-oriented architecture for the IoT applied for the PI. Particularly, a case study utilizing the architecture is presented to illustrate an efficient management service of logistics operations in the PI.
Submission Date: 2018.01.15