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E-logistics : managing your digital supply chains for competitive advantage / edited by Yingli Wang and Stephen Pettit.

Contributor(s): Wang, Yingli, editor. | Pettit, Stephen, editor.
Call number: HD38.5 E295 2016 Material type: TextTextPublisher: London ; Philadelphia : Kogan Page, 2016.Description: xx, 516 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780749472665 (pbk.) ; 9780749472672 (ebk.) (Invalid ISBN) Subject(s): Business logistics -- Information technology. | Inventory control -- Data processing. | Materials management -- Data processing.DDC classification: 658.70285 Summary: ""E-logistics" is the electronization of the logistics process. It can result in faster shipping times, better customer service, and streamlined information within and between supply chain management companies. Edited by Yangli Wang and Steve Pettit, this book features international experts from both academia and industry who examine how competitiveness and productivity in transport, logistics and supply chain management can be improved using e-logistics systems and technologies.Supported by industry case studies, chapters cover: -Why e-logistics is so important in effective supply chain management -The definition of ICT (Information and Communications Technology) infrastructure and its components in air freight management, rail freight management, and port management and shipping -B2C and B2B e-commerce and e-fulfillment -E-logistics security, ethical, and legal issues -RFID -E-logistics development in different sectors such as food, construction, fashion, telecommunications, and healthcare -Global supply network visibility -Service chain automation -Launching a successful e-logistics business model -The future of e-logistics and emerging technologies"-- Provided by publisher.Summary: "E-logistics serves as the nerve system for the whole supply chain and enables smooth information flow within and between organisations. This contributed book focusses 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 market places, 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"-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

""E-logistics" is the electronization of the logistics process. It can result in faster shipping times, better customer service, and streamlined information within and between supply chain management companies. Edited by Yangli Wang and Steve Pettit, this book features international experts from both academia and industry who examine how competitiveness and productivity in transport, logistics and supply chain management can be improved using e-logistics systems and technologies.Supported by industry case studies, chapters cover: -Why e-logistics is so important in effective supply chain management -The definition of ICT (Information and Communications Technology) infrastructure and its components in air freight management, rail freight management, and port management and shipping -B2C and B2B e-commerce and e-fulfillment -E-logistics security, ethical, and legal issues -RFID -E-logistics development in different sectors such as food, construction, fashion, telecommunications, and healthcare -Global supply network visibility -Service chain automation -Launching a successful e-logistics business model -The future of e-logistics and emerging technologies"-- Provided by publisher.

"E-logistics serves as the nerve system for the whole supply chain and enables smooth information flow within and between organisations. This contributed book focusses 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 market places, 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"-- Provided by publisher.

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