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.