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Impact of information and communication technologies on logistics and freight transportation : Example of vendor-managed inventories Rabah, Mouhamad ; Mahmassani, Hani S

By: Rabah, MouhamadContributor(s): Mahmassani, Hani SPublication details: Transportation Research Record, 2002Description: nr 1790, s. 10-9Subject(s): USA | Freight transport | Logistics | Telecommunication | Method | | 12Bibl.nr: VTI P8169:2002 RefLocation: Abstract: A framework to assess the impacts of information and communication technologies (ICTs) on supply-chain and logistics operations, including the movement of freight, is presented. The framework reflects transformation of the traditional supply chain into a virtually forged one and its link to the transportation sector. To illustrate and quantify cost savings that might result from information sharing among supply-chain participants, the example of a vendor-managed-inventory (VMI) strategy in a two-echelon distribution channel is considered. Models of operation with and without VMI are developed; the results of applying the two strategies to the same demand-stream characteristics allow assessment of the impact of ICT-enabled VMI logistics strategy. Reductions in total cost are achieved across all cases considered.
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A framework to assess the impacts of information and communication technologies (ICTs) on supply-chain and logistics operations, including the movement of freight, is presented. The framework reflects transformation of the traditional supply chain into a virtually forged one and its link to the transportation sector. To illustrate and quantify cost savings that might result from information sharing among supply-chain participants, the example of a vendor-managed-inventory (VMI) strategy in a two-echelon distribution channel is considered. Models of operation with and without VMI are developed; the results of applying the two strategies to the same demand-stream characteristics allow assessment of the impact of ICT-enabled VMI logistics strategy. Reductions in total cost are achieved across all cases considered.

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