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E-Logistics

Managing Your Digital Supply Chains for Competitive Advantage

Understand the strategic role of e-logistics in managing information and information flows within and between organisations in today's dynamic global environment.
EAN: 9780749472665
Edition: 1
Published:
Format: 235x157
536 pages

About the book

E-logistics serves as the nerve system for the whole supply chain and enables smooth information flow within and between organizations. This contributed book focuses on the strategic role of e-logistics in today's dynamic global environment.

In E-Logistics international experts from both academia and industry examine how competitiveness and productivity in transport, logistics and supply chain management can be improved using e-logistics systems and technologies. A variety of successful e-logistics business approaches are discussed covering a range of commercial sectors and transport modes. Separate chapters consider e-logistics developments for air freight; rail freight; road freight; sea transport and port systems. Subsequent chapters address in depth support systems for B2C and B2B e-commerce and e-fulfilment, warehouse management, RFID, electronic marketplaces, global supply network visibility, and service chain automation. Industry case studies are used to support the discussion. The book also investigates emerging technologies in e-logistics and considers what the future might hold in this rapidly changing and developing field.

About the authors

Yingli Wang

Yingli Wang is a lecturer in logistics and operations management at Cardiff Business School. She obtained her first degree in Food Manufacturing from China in 1995, an MBA in IT with Distinction in 2003 from Coventry University and a PhD in logistics from Cardiff University in 2008. Her PhD research focused on the potential relational, process and technological configurations between organisations when using Electronic Logistics Marketplaces (ELMs) for transport provision. Yingli Wang subsequently received the highly prestigious James Cooper Memorial Cup for 2009, awarded by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) in recognition of her contribution, particularly in inventing the ELM concept. Her research on e-logistics has attracted funding from various funding bodies such as Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), European Regional Development Funding (ERDF), Welsh Government, Highways England, Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) and Department for Transport (DfT). Yingli Wang is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT). Before embarking on her academic career, she worked for over 8 years at Nestlé China in various senior managerial roles.

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Stephen Pettit

Stephen Pettit is a Reader in Logistics and Operations Management at Cardiff Business School. In 1993 he was awarded a PhD from the University of Wales and he has worked at Cardiff Business School since 2000. He has been involved in a range of transport related research projects, notably a groundbreaking project for the Department of Transport analysing the UK economy's requirements for people with seafaring experience. This work highlighted important issues relating to the decline in the number of UK seafaring officers. Stephen Pettit has been involved in a range of transport related research projects for EU DGTREN including the 'Economic Value of Shipping to the UK Economy'; 'Analysis of the Cost Structure of the main TEN Ports'; and 'Work Organisation in Ports'. His most recent research work has considered aspects of humanitarian aid supply chain management. Stephen Pettit's teaching related activity has been focused in two main areas, port management and the application of information and communication technology in the fields of transport, logistics and supply chain management. Stephen has written a large number of journal papers, conference papers and contributed to a wide range of reports many of which relate to port development, port operations and port policy.

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E-Logistics confirms the theory every function in the modern competitive enterprise is more about the flow, usage, and capture of information than any other specialized capability. The editors of this book, as well as their team of contributing writers, understand that E-Logistics is not just about automating the supply chain, but maintaining the quality and integrity of supply chain data. It is also not about data for its own sake, but for the creation of competitive advantage and customer value.

Kelly Barner, Buyers Meeting Point