E-Logistics and E-Supply Chain Management: Applications for Evolving Business

E-Logistics and E-Supply Chain Management: Applications for Evolving Business

Deryn Graham (University of Greenwich, UK), Ioannis Manikas (Business School University of Greenwich, UK) and Dimitris K. Folinas (ATEI - Thessaloniki, Greece)
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Release Date: April, 2013|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 352|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-3914-0
ISBN13: 9781466639140|ISBN10: 1466639148|EISBN13: 9781466639157
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Business models rely on the development and use of technologies in logistics and supply chain management in order to continually improve business processes.

E-Logistics and E-Supply Chain Management: Applications for Evolving Business explores the creation of integrated supply chains, the developments of virtual business, and the processes of re-engineering for business development. This reference source is useful for researchers, students, and practitioners to provide an academic and pragmatic approach to electronic logistics and supply chain management.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Cloud Computing
  • E-Logistics
  • E-Procurement
  • E-Supply Chain
  • RFID Technologies
  • Service Supply Chain
  • Web Applications

Reviews and Testimonials

Researchers, students, and practitioners in logistics, information systems, and business examine how companies are restructuring their supply chains in order to accommodate new technologies and new ways of doing business on the Internet. In particular, they explore the creation of integrated supply chains, the development of virtual business communities, and how re-engineering business process and re-orienting business operations enable dynamic responses to new customer demands. Among specific topics are Web applications for outsourcing logistics services, measuring the impact of tools on the leanness of electronic procurement processes, monitoring and warning mechanisms of supply coordination in assembly system under delivery uncertainty, using radio-frequency identification technologies to electronically enable logistics supply chains, and a University of Greenwich case study of cloud computing.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Eur. Ing. Dr. Deryn Graham FHEA, C. Eng, FBCS, CITP, PhD, MSc, MA is currently a Senior Lecturer in Information Systems at the Business School, and a former Visiting Fellow at the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, University of Greenwich. Dr. Graham’s background and qualifications are in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence. Deryn Graham’s teaching and research interests are in the areas of E-Logistics, e-Learning and Teaching, Human-Computer Interaction and Interaction Design, Visualisation, and Artificial Intelligence, areas in which she has both published and held grants.
Dr. Manikas is a Senior Lecturer on Logistics and Supply Chain Management in the Department of System Management and Strategy of the University of Greenwich Business School. Dr Manikas holds a Master of Science in Food Science and Technology from Aristotle University and a Master of Science in the field of Logistics, from Cranfield University. He holds a PhD from the Department of Agricultural Economics at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and his primary interest includes Supply Chain Management, Logistics and Agribusiness Management. He has conducted research for projects regarding supply chain modelling, development of IT solutions for agrifood supply chain management and traceability both in Greece and the UK. He has a wide experience in the elaboration of research proposals under FP6, FP7, and Eurostars-Eureka funding mechanisms, Life Long Learning oriented programs such as Leonardo, and Interregional Development programs such as Interreg III and Interreg IVC. His work as a self employed project manager and consultant in the Agrifood sector includes the design and development of regional operational programs, analysis of regional needs and respective development policies focused on rural and food production, definition of funding areas and financing resources, definition of strategic goals for regional development and formulation of respective performance monitoring systems, and assessment (ex-ante, on-going, ex-post) of the implementation of EC and national funding mechanisms in national and regional level. Dr Manikas has published his work in over 30 peer reviewed journals and international conferences.
Dr. Dimitrios Folinas holds a Ph.D. in e-Logistics from the Department of Applied Informatics, University of Macedonia, Greece and is an expert in e-logistics, e-supply chain, logistics information systems, and virtual organisations. He is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Logistics of ATEI-TH. and has held various teaching posts with the ATEI-TH., and University of Macedonia. He is the author and co-author of over 120 research publications and as a researcher he has prepared, submitted, and managed a number of projects funded by National and European Union research entities.