Transport Information Technology, supply chain
Supply chain management is the active management of the activities related to the supply chain to increase customer value and satisfaction and achieve competitive advantage (Robert, Jan 2011). Transportation is one of the components of supply chain. Information technology is used to transform the supply chain for profitable growth of the business. In this paper, information technology strategies aimed at providing fast, comprehensive and affordable supply chain in transportation are discussed.
In order to incorporate the increasing growth of companies and the market, firms need to embrace a seamless Omni-channel system that incorporates online, catalogue, bricks-and mortar and other sales channels under the same system. For the customers, not all goods are best to buy or to target. Omni-channel system gives the customer an avenue to perceive all things and guide them through the shopping process. Omni-channel retailer helps in the management of fleet transportation. It enables the transportation of goods to the last-mile; customers get the goods from the comfort of their homes or nearest stores (Bridget, 2013).
[...] TRANSPORT INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN SUPPLY CHAIN Bibliography Plunked Research Ltd. (2013). Introduction to the transportation, supply chain & logistics industry. Retrieved from: http://www.plunkettresearch.com/transportation-supply-chainlogistics-market-research/industry-trends Bridget, M. (2013). Supply chain and logistics Technology: 8 trends driving TMS adoption. Retrieved from: http://www.logisticsmgmt.com/article/supply_chain_and_logistics_technology_8_trends_ driving_tms_adoption Malcolm logistics. (2014). Supply chain outsourcing. Retrieved from: http://www.malcolmgroup.co.uk/logistics/supply_chain_outsourcing.asp Robert, H. (2011). What is supply chain management. [...]
[...] Such technologies have reduced congestions in the transport supply chain. It has also led to saving on the environment for lowering pollution rate (Plunket research, 2013). TRANSPORT INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN SUPPLY CHAIN Drones It is the newest technology in the area of transport in the supply chain. The technology is well known for its military contribution, but companies are now integrating it to the supply chain. Advanced capabilities of this technology are found in military models, but excluding the weapons. [...]
[...] Firms develop links with customers and develop collaborations within the supply chain (Malcolm logistics, 2014) Low carbon emissions enhancing energy efficiency (Green technology) Carbon emission is one of the significant challenges facing the transport sector in the supply chain. Businesses are under pressure to use transportation technologies that are friendly to the environment. Information technology has contributed to the adoption of transport technologies that use 50%-60% less energy per kilometer. Business and government transportation agencies are adopting the use of high speed train technologies that assist in faster transportation and at the same time save on fuel cost. [...]
[...] Transportation is one of the components of supply chain. Information technology is used to transform the supply chain for profitable growth of the business. In this paper, information technology strategies aimed at providing fast, comprehensive and affordable supply chain in transportation are discussed. IT technologies that aid in transport Omni-channel retailer In order to incorporate the increasing growth of companies and the market, firms need to embrace a seamless Omni-channel system that incorporates online, catalogue, bricks-and mortar and other sales channels under the same system. [...]
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