Logistics And Management Information Systems

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Logistics and Management Information Systems and Their Effect on the Aviation Industry
Technology surrounds us in the new information age. It is small, portable, and very advanced compared to 50 years ago when computers took up a whole square city block and could only solve basic mathematical equations. Today, it seems that everyone has a smartphone that can use wireless technology to connect to the Internet from any location. People are used to having instant access to information; if they don’t know the answer to a question, they can Google it. They can go online and order pizza, tickets to a sporting event, or airline tickets to visit their relatives in New York. This instant access to technology creates expectations from the general public that the logistics industry is striving to accommodate through computerized logistics information systems.
Definition of Logistics Information Systems
Logistics information systems (LIS) are a part of a business’s overall information system and are used to collect and organize data into useful formats so that managers can make logistic decisions based on the data. There are 3 elements that make up a logistics information system: the input, the database and its associated functions, and the output. The input is compiled from customer purchase histories, company records, company personnel, and other data collected during day to day operations. The database stores the data and the associated functions or programs help to organize the…
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