A Global Electronic Market (GEM) for Logistics Services and Supply-chain Management: The Expert View

The aims of this paper were to clarify why integration efforts in logistics, through electronic markets, have been difficult to accomplish and to seek industry expert opinions on where the key benefits and barriers lie. A 3-round Delphi approach was used. The first step was to generate factors in response to 3 probes and then iterate the responses among the experts until stability was achieved. Factors suggested by the experts fall into groupings suggested in prior research on Inter-Organizational Systems. Factors with high consensus likely to influence adoption fell into 3 categories: trust, pressure, and perceived benefits. This work indicates that logistics integration through electronic markets is viable and sellers are likely to feel pressure from buyers, but are most likely to resist market adoption on trust and competition issues.


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  • Accession Number: 01051361
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 3 2007 5:50PM