Logistics Information Systems

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The impacts of the integrated logistics systems on electronic commerce and enterprise resource planning systems Stephen M. Rutner a, Brian J. Gibson b and Susan R. Williams c a Department of Marketing and Logistics, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA b Department of Aviation Management and Logistics, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849, USA c Department of Information Systems and Logistics, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA 30460, USA Available online 31 December 2002. Abstract The growth of the supply chain concept has required logistics organizations to improve the flow of information both internally and externally. The increased information requirements have facilitated an integration of logistics…show more content…
J.A. Kling and C.M. Grimm , Microcomputer use in transportation and logistics: a literature review. Journal of Business Logistics 9 2 (1988), pp. 1–19.Kling and Grimm, 1988). An additional related area of examination is an evaluation of the ability to integrate logistics and LIS throughout the organization. The Gustin et al., research focuses on the impact of logistics integration as compared to the adoption and success of LIS within an organization. They present numerous significant findings based on the adoption of various LIS application tools and the level of logistics integration (Gustin et al., 1995). They specifically asked the level of integration of logistics throughout the respondents’ organizations. They identify that the companies that have a higher level of logistics integration throughout the firm are also likely to be using more LIS systems. Since the first part of the research is based on the previous research, there are additional opportunities to examine newer trends and IS areas. Therefore, a current trends in LIS section is included to address emerging issues. Recent studies of IS tools help the researchers identify new systems and methods that deserve examination. The previous (Gustin et al., 1995) research could not incorporate all of the advances since their last study. Various more
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