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Information Systems in Logistics and Transportation - Bernhard Tilanus

Information Systems in Logistics and Transportation

By: Bernhard Tilanus (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 15th May 1997
ISBN: 9780080430546
Number Of Pages: 348

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Rapid developments in information technology have many implications for the organisation and management of transport and logistics. Information technology has transcended the borders of the individual firm. Management control and decision making throughout the supply chain has therefore become an important focus of attention for management and for academia. Information systems are needed which can support that control and decision making.

The 20 specially commissioned chapters presented here study applications of information systems to logistics and transportation systems. Divided into two complementary sections, "Research Directions" and "Perspectives from Practice," this original and current work will be of value both to researchers and to practitioners at the interface of these dynamic and growing fields.

Martin Christopher, Cranfield University Information systems have become the driving force for change in logistics and transportation. This book provides a guide and a blueprint for the significant transformations that are now underway in these important arenas. Dirk Goedhart, Philips International B.V This book covers many angles of information technology, well worthwhile to go through. I'm sure there is something that will trigger you towards the improvement you seek. Nathalie Fabbe-Costes, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven The combination of academicals' and professionals point of view and the reference to different kinds and different parts of logistics chains offer a really broad perspective that is very stimulating Amelia C. Regan This book's goal is to depict state-of-the-art information systems in logistics and transportation. It succeeds in presenting a set of well-written, interesting and largely well connected essays of broad interest. The book is divided into two parts. The papers in the first part will be of particular interest to those conducting research on information technology and logistics. The second part will appeal to academics and practitioners alike, and is well suited to assigned reading in many university courses. Information Systems in Logistics and Transportation makes many interesting points, and provides timely and forward-thinking examples of the state-of-the-art in information systems in logistics and transportation. Despite the short shelf life of books on this topic, this volume may be of interest for several years to come. Transportation Research Part A

Foreward
Editorial
Introduction to information systems in logistics and transportation
Research Directions. Managing sustainable mobility: a conceptual framework
Information technology and distribution strategy
Interoganizational logistics flexibility in marketing channels
Quantifying transport quality in line-based road traffic
Reliability in supply-chains and the use of information technology: a geographical view
A framework efficiency model for goods transportation: with an application to regional breakbulk distribution
Information flows along integrated transport chains
Information as a value adder for the transport user
Information flows in logistics channels
Using DEA for decision support at combined transport terminals
Principles for the choice between routine maintenance and premaintenance in a network of public roads
Infrastructure integration and urban restructuring: a case for planning with a geographic information system
Perspectives from Practice. Transport and logistic systems from Volvo's view
SKF's European transport network: a case study
Advanced logistics in Europe: the case of BTL group
Channel concept in a consolidation network
Tracking and tracing at an international haulier: where are we now, and where do our customers want us to go?
Harbour operations in a roll-on-roll-off service industry
Fully automatic scheduling methods
Optimisation of a generic multi-node transportation and information network
About the authors
Index of Keywords
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780080430546
ISBN-10: 0080430546
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 348
Published: 15th May 1997
Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.67
Edition Number: 2