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Supply Chain Logistics Platform as a Supply Chain Coordination Support

  • Katarzyna GrzybowskaEmail author
  • Brigita Gajšek
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 616)

Abstract

Modern logistics platform paradigm positively effects development of enterprises. Over time several types of logistics platforms have developed. One of them is supply chain logistics platform, which is essential to reduce the overall cost of logistic activities between supply chain partners, to improve the overall efficiency of logistics and to integrate social resources. Superficially said, it is a general information exchange platform, which applies computer, internet and communication system, and other modern information technology [1]. With the purpose of integrating social resources, it reduces the threshold of the logistics informatization and provides all kinds of accurate, timely, shared information for each participant in logistics activities [2]. Logistics platforms represent a modern approach aimed towards fostering and facilitating logistics activities and business exchange with associated flows in a specific geographic area. We examined whether stakeholders of logistics system in various types of organizations in Slovenia and Poland understand information communication system and joint interactive portal as parts of supply chain’s logistics platform. With a case study, we demonstrated that implementation of common information solution is a step on a way to contemporary and comprehensive logistics platform. Additionally, common information solution should not be simply equated with the concept of supply chain’s logistics platform. Given the important role of IT solutions in the field of supply chains, this paper proposes a novel operation procedure for coordination of supply chain actions for validation and further research.

Keywords

Coordination Communication Information technology Logistics platform Supply chain 

Notes

Acknowledgement

Presented research works are carried out under the project – WIZ - DS 2016 Poznan University of Technology.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Chair of Production Engineering and Logistics, Faculty of Engineering ManagementPoznan University of TechnologyPoznanPoland
  2. 2.Faculty of LogisticsUniversity of MariborCeljeSlovenia

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