Application of Information Technology for International Logistics Management

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Application of information technology for international logistics management

In recent years, logistics has been identified as having the potential to become the next governing element of corporate strategy to create value for customers, generate cost savings, enforce discipline in marketing efforts and extend the flexibility of production and information technology helps to improve the logistics management.

LIS is defined as a management information system providing management with relevant and timely information related to logistics functions and logistics activities, Major improvements of information technology for international logistics there are 7 potential benefits of adopting LIS

Provide a quick response and access to
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As for Bar code
The most popular technology for identify cargo information and Bar-coding has now become an indispensable digital tool to enhance efficiency and accuracy in logistics management.

For instance, all the UPS courier delivery also had the hand help barcode scanner to help receive courier. They can use barcode to identify all the detail and it provides lots of information, e.g. airway bill number and customer information. The system is based on UPS Trackpad technology and that will improve commutation links and ensure the package tracking and reliability that customers expect from the world 's largest delivery company.

Radio frequency identification (RFID)

The RFID had the major component which is an Automatic Transponder. This is located on the object to be identified and navigate the location from the reader.
First advancements in RFID technology coupled with decreasing costs have allowed RFID to gain greater prominence and therefore a higher level of adoption. The following are examples of the unique capabilities offered by RFID:

 Orientation independence – RF tags do not require line of sight as in the case of barcodes. This eliminates some of the additional steps required to orient the object toward the scanner
 Information capabilities – Different tag types have a broad range of options for data content and read-write capabilities. The communication of this data could be
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