Information and Communication Technologies Shaping the Intelligent Logistics Systems

Nowadays logistics has to provide answers to a wide range of issues including planning optimization, organization, managing and controlling the flow of materials, people, energy and information, and thus logistics systems are constantly being developed and changed. Therefore, it is very important for logistics development to implement techniques that reduce time and cost in processes and improve efficiency and performance. The objective of this paper is to identify, describe and analyze the integration of different kinds of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and logistics into a unique system. Obtained results indicate that ICT innovations have significant influence on logistics, defining it as intelligent logistics. Intelligent logistics framework should help the logistics branch to change the view of the contemporary dynamic processes and to create new logistics solutions for many problems that occur constantly. During these ”changes” the main goal remains the same: materials and products are shifted whenever and wherever they are required, and in whatever form. Basically, Intelligent Logistics Systems (ILS) are designed to provide better solutions for different logistics problems and elevate the level of logistics services and logistics efficiency in the concept of modern technology. Information technology has become an important dimension of third and fourth party logistics service providers (3PLs and 4PL) business as their competitive advantage increasingly depends on the ability to create value for customers, through ICT applications. ICT applications are the result of the integration of hardware, software and networking (both wired and wireless) resources. Particular focus is sited on wireless technologies with different frequency bands. In addition, an overview of the wireless logistics systems which have the greatest level of significance from the consumer perspective is presented and discussed. The impact of ICT to ILS with all the relevant factors is emphasized.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 337-343
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of First International Conference on Traffic and Transport Engineering (ICTTE)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01598210
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9788691615307
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 15 2016 5:28PM