Exploring the impact of e-business adoption on logistics processes: empirical evidence from the food industry

A. Matopoulos, M. Vlachopoulou, V. Manthou

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The objectives of the research were to identify factors that influence e-business adoption and its impact on logistics processes in the Greek food industry. Drawing on existing research, a conceptual framework and propositions were developed and six in depth case studies were carried out. In the framework, three major categories of influencing factors were distinguished: intra-enterprise, sector and supply chain factors. Findings suggest that e-business adoption is more affected by supply chain and sector factors, rather than intra-enterprise factors. Regarding the impact of e-business on logistics process, it seems that it is affected by the frequency of its use and it is greater in processes occurring at the company-customer interface. Finally, e-business impact is more related to the dimensions of time and quality, rather than cost improvements.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-122
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Logistics
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007
Event13th International Annual EurOMA Conference - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 18 Jun 200621 Jun 2012

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Logistics
Industry
Supply chains
Empirical evidence
Electronic business
Food industry
Factors
Supply chain
Costs

Bibliographical note

EurOMA 2006 'Moving up the Value Chain'

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International journal of logistics on 30/6/07, available online: http://wwww.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13675560701427270

Keywords

  • e-business impact
  • food industry
  • logistics

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Exploring the impact of e-business adoption on logistics processes : empirical evidence from the food industry. / Matopoulos, A.; Vlachopoulou, M.; Manthou, V.

In: International Journal of Logistics, Vol. 10, No. 2, 06.2007, p. 109-122.

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

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