E-Business enabled networks and Fourth Party Logistics (4PL) providers: an overview

Hamilton, John, Hughes, Kate, and Selen, Willem (2003) E-Business enabled networks and Fourth Party Logistics (4PL) providers: an overview. In: Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Electronic Business (ICEB 2003). pp. 1-7. From: Third International Conference on Electronic Business (ICEB 2003), 9-13 December 2003, Singapore.

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The Internet has been a key to optimizing the supply chain, enabling real-time data to be shared between supply chain partners, which usually connect together as an e-business network. Nowadays the focus is on building-in value added products/services, thereby enabling the network to differentiate itself from its competitors in a more sustainable manner. In this context, outsourcing has provided significant cost reductions for businesses, with the use of third party logistics providers (3PLs). This is today only a 'qualifying criterion' for most businesses, and no longer a competitive advantage, The creation of a fourth party logistics provider (4PL) aims at moving the client to a more competitive position, by analysing relevant business risk, and monitoring relevant KPI's, and applying these within a 4PL providers efficient alliance network

Item ID: 7855
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-981-04-9859-7
Keywords: e-business; Fourth Party Logistics
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Conference theme "E-Business paradigms: Strategic transformation and partnership"

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