A Study of e-Business Strategy for Domestic Logistics Service Providers

by Lai, Yu-Jen

Abstract (Summary)
This research investigates e-Business strategy for logistics service providers in Taiwan. In order to realize the IT using conditions of the domestic logistics providers, the research use case study research method. After cases analyzing, this research gives some suggestions on e-Business strategy for domestic logistics providers. Focusing on four cases, this research studies on the processes of domestic logistics providers IT implementation and the IT using conditions. And we probe into the four cases on their IT implementation, such as how to plan and how to construct, and therefore, we can realize how the distribution centers use IT to improve its own core competence (integration and agility). From the viewpoint of logistics core competence, the research studies on e-Business strategy. The findings of this study indicated that distribution centers should implement IT with a step-by-step method and accept aids from the government and the academic circles. As for the direction of e-business plan, domestic logistics providers should focus on how to improve the core competence (integration and agility) whit IT. And thus, in order to increase integration, the connection of internal or between companies should be the distribution centers planning key point. As to strengthen the ability, providing real-time business information and modulizing the logistics business activities would be main targets of the e-Logistics. And besides, improving business process is one of the methods to improving core competence. This research suggests that in order to achieve the final goal of improving business process, the distribution centers should be the supply chain middleware and provide one-stop services.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Te-Min Chang; Er-Rui Wang; Chin-Fu Ho

School:National Sun Yat-Sen University

School Location:China - Taiwan

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:it e business logistics distribution center


Date of Publication:08/01/2001

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