Evaluating the use of IT by the third party logistics in South East Asia to achieve competitive advantage and its future trend

Stephen C.H. Leung, Ming K. Lim, Albert Wee Kwan Tan, Yong Keong Yu

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Abstract

As the number of using 3PL providers are increasing rapidly in recent years, 3PL providers play a major role in the logistics industry. Due to customers demands are raising and changing, it has facilitated 3PL providers to invest IT systems that could meet customer requirements and create competitive advantage. The use of IT systems could assist 3PL providers to achieve supply chain visibility and enhance supply chain collaboration with business partners. In this paper, it is mainly focus on the Europe and Far East 3PL providers in terms of current and future IT systems, IT motivators and barriers, as well as the future supply chain demands that address by IT systems. The common IT system that implemented in both regions is information technology, which is mainly used to collaborate and share information with supply chain partners. Some of the common motivations and barriers were existed and 3PL providers need to be understood. Given the future demands of IT implementation and supply chain collaboration, IT systems such as RFID and integration systems would be strongly focus in the future. The suggestion about the advanced integration system such as business process management (BPM) could be the next key IT systems in the future logistics industry.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICIDT 2012 : 2012 8th International Conference on Information science and Digital content Technology (ICIS and IDCTA)
EditorsSimon Fong, Kae Dal Kwack, Franz Ko
PublisherIEEE
Pages465-469
Number of pages5
Volume2
ISBN (Print)978-89-88678-69-5, 978-1-4673-1288-2
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event8th International Conference on Information science and Digital content Technology - Jeju, Korea, Democratic People's Republic of
Duration: 26 Jun 201228 Jun 2012

Conference

Conference8th International Conference on Information science and Digital content Technology
Abbreviated titleICIDT 2012
CountryKorea, Democratic People's Republic of
CityJeju
Period26/06/1228/06/12

Keywords

  • competitive advantages
  • IT
  • supply chain managment
  • third party logistics

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    • 1 Conference publication

    Exploring value-added applications of RFID systems in industry and service sectors

    Lim, M. K. & Winsper, M., 8 Oct 2012, ICIDT 2012 : 2012 8th International Conference on Information science and Digital content Technology (ICIS and IDCTA). Fong, S., Dal Kwack, K. & Ko, F. (eds.). IEEE, Vol. 2. p. 470-475 6 p.

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  • Cite this

    Leung, S. C. H., Lim, M. K., Tan, A. W. K., & Yu, Y. K. (2012). Evaluating the use of IT by the third party logistics in South East Asia to achieve competitive advantage and its future trend. In S. Fong, K. Dal Kwack, & F. Ko (Eds.), ICIDT 2012 : 2012 8th International Conference on Information science and Digital content Technology (ICIS and IDCTA) (Vol. 2, pp. 465-469). IEEE.