ICT adoption by logistics service providers: developing a learning agenda

Pietro Evangelista, Edward Sweeney

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Abstract

Recent years have seen innovations in the logistics and freight transport industry in relation to Information and communication technologies (ICT) diffusion. The implementation of such technologies by third party logistics providers (3PLs) allows the real-time exchange of information between supply chain partners, thereby improving planning capability and customer service. However, the logistics and freight transport industry is lagging somewhat behind other sectors in ICT diffusion. In relation to the latter point, it is important to note that the dissemination of ICT in logistics and supply chain management (SCM) is shifting the 3PL industry to an increasingly knowledge-intensive approach. In this process, the role of learning becomes more central and an assessment of the impact of future ICT learning needs for the logistics providers is a strategic imperative. The aim of this paper is to assess the impact of ICT on logistics and freight transport industry in Italy and Ireland, and to identify learning needs for more effective ICT adoption in 3PLs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th Annual Conference of the Logistics Research Network
EditorsDavid A. Menachof, et al
Pages118-125
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Event8th annual conference of the Logistics Research Network - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Sep 20032 Sep 2003

Conference

Conference8th annual conference of the Logistics Research Network
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period1/09/032/09/03

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    An Investigation of the Irish Road Haulage Industry’s External Environment

    Sweeney, E., Plant, E. & Declan, A., 2003, Proceedings of the 8th Annual Conference of the Logistics Research Network. Menachof, D. A. & et al (eds.). p. 372-375 4 p.

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    Evangelista, P., & Sweeney, E. (2003). ICT adoption by logistics service providers: developing a learning agenda. In D. A. Menachof, & et al (Eds.), Proceedings of the 8th Annual Conference of the Logistics Research Network (pp. 118-125)