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E-Logistics

E-Logistics

Managing Your Digital Supply Chains for Competitive Advantage

Yingli Wang, Stephen Pettit

£44.99

Focusses on the strategic role of e-logistics in managing information and information flows within and between organisations in today's dynamic global environment.

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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.


Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 01: Introduction;
    • Chapter - 02: Supporting ICT infrastructure for future logistics: Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) and smart grid;
    • Chapter - 03: ICT for air freight management;
    • Chapter - 04: ICT for rail freight;
    • Chapter - 05: ICT for road transport;
    • Chapter - 06: B2C e-commerce and fulfilment;
    • Chapter - 07: The effects of e-commerce on warehousing;
    • Chapter - 08: Advanced warehouse management system deployment and technology innovations to streamline e-logistics processes;
    • Chapter - 09: RFID in logistics;
    • Chapter - 10: The role of GS1 in logistics and e-procurement;
    • Chapter - 11: Regional electronic marketplaces to improve logistics;
    • Chapter - 12: Port-centric ICT system: Building value in supply chains;
    • Chapter - 13: Trade and transport electronic single windows;
    • Chapter - 14: Single window systems for global supply chain management: A case of South Korea;
    • Chapter - 15: End-to-end global visibility management for integrated supply and demand chains;
    • Chapter - 16: Automating a logistics service chain – A telco’s perspective;
    • Chapter - 17: Electronic bills of lading: Sea carriage contracts;
    • Chapter - 18: ICT in multimodal transport and technological trends: unleashing potential for the future


Reviews

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


Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749472665
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd March 2016
  • Paperback
  • Dimensions: 234x156
  • 536 pages

About the Author

Dr Yingli Wang is a lecturer in logistics and operations management at Cardiff Business School. Her research on e-logistics dates back to early 2000's and has attracted funding from various funding bodies such as Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, European Regional Development Funding, Welsh Government, Highways England, and Department for Transport. Before embarking on her academic career, she worked for about 8.5 years at Nestlé China in various senior managerial roles.

Dr Stephen Pettit is a member of the Transport and Shipping Research Group within the Logistics and Operations Management Section at Cardiff Business School. He has been involved in a wide range of transport-related research projects, notably for the UK Department of Transport and the European Commission. His recent research has focused on international logistics, port operations and management, and the application of information and communication technology in the fields of transport, logistics and supply chain management.


Yingli Wang


Stephen Pettit