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Issues on eLogistics applications and platforms for SMEs

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Dewan Islam, Dr Tom ZunderORCiD, Dr Marin Marinov



A concise and precise definition of eLogistics is proposed in this paper, as follows: ‘a set of activities based on using ICT systems and tools, as well as the Internet, as the main communication medium in order to maintain logistics processes’. The acceptance and applicability of the proposed definition in the transport and logistics field is explored through a comprehensive online survey. The knowledge and understanding of eLogistics among different stakeholders is also examined. The research explores in particular how small and medium enterprises view eLogistics. Throughout this research, we attempt to analyse the usage of eLogistics applications and hardware platforms, and identify the current trend and possibilities of eLogistics system. It is an interim paper and further research is ongoing which will explore the issues and questions raised.

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Author(s): Islam D, Zunder T, Marinov M

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: Proceedings Media of the 12th World Conference on Transport Research

Year of Conference: 2010

Date deposited: 16/07/2010

Publisher: World Conference on Transport Research