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E-Logistics

Managing Digital Supply Chains for Competitive Advantage

A clear and accessible guide to e-logistics focussing on its strategic role in today's dynamic global environment and key technological developments within air, rail and road freight.
EAN: 9780749496883
Edition: 2
Published:
Format: 235x155
296 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 new and updated edition provides the latest and most comprehensive coverage on digitalization in logistics and supply chain. It covers all transport modes and the role of ICT in supporting an integrated freight and supply chain network.

E-Logistics provides a cross-academic and industry perspective with leading academics and practitioners as contributing authors. A variety of successful e-logistics business approaches are discussed covering a range of commercial sectors and transport modes. 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 new edition also covers emerging technologies such as AI, machine learning and autonomous vehicles, Internet of Things, Robotics, drone and last mile deliveries.

About the authors

Yingli Wang is a Reader in logistics and operations management at Cardiff Business School. She specialises in logistics and supply chain digitisation and has led a number of research projects from a wide range of UK and international funding bodies. Her research started with examining technological innovation for organisations such as logistics service providers and manufacturers, and then recently extended to explore how technological innovations could benefit a wider society, in particular by addressing the 'wicked' problems and grand challenges. Dr. Wang is also a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT).

Stephen Pettit is a Professor at Cardiff Business School and is a member of the Transport and Logistics Research Group within the Logistics and Operations Management Section. He has been involved in a wide range of transport-related research programmes for both the UK Government and the European Commission. His research interests include port management and policy, and the logistics of humanitarian aid delivery. His recent research has also focused on international logistics and the application of information and communication technology in the fields of transport, logistics and supply chain management.


The challenges posed by COVID-19 have sharpened focus on the need for supply chains that are not only more efficient and environmentally sustainable but also more resilient. E-Logistics provides insights into the effective deployment of technology to create the digital supply chains of the future that will make a real difference in terms of competitive advantage.

Edward Sweeney, Professor of Logistics and Systems; Head, Department of Engineering Systems & Supply Chain Management (ESSCM), Aston University