EFFECTS OF e-BUSINESS ON LOGISTICS AND URBAN FREIGHT TRANSPORTATIONS

Jarkko Rantala

Abstract

Information society has been anticipated to have many effects on the demand for transport. The effects of the information society have been assessed to be relatively complicated, indicating on the one hand a generative and addictive effect and on the other hand substitution and modification effects. Information technology and its many applications such as electronic data transfer has accelerated the globalisation and integration of markets and given rise to more complicated and sophisticated supply chain solutions. Many of these tendencies are likely to support longer transport distances, higher delivery frequencies, faster deliveries, and smaller delivery sizes. Electronic business models have strengthened these recent logistics trends although in principle e-business solutions should lead to cost-effective and environment friendly supply chains.

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Rantala J. (2009). EFFECTS OF e-BUSINESS ON LOGISTICS AND URBAN FREIGHT TRANSPORTATIONS . In Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST, ISBN 978-989-8111-81-4, pages 563-566. DOI: 10.5220/0001819305630566


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@conference{webist09,
author={Jarkko Rantala},
title={EFFECTS OF e-BUSINESS ON LOGISTICS AND URBAN FREIGHT TRANSPORTATIONS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,},
year={2009},
pages={563-566},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001819305630566},
isbn={978-989-8111-81-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,
TI - EFFECTS OF e-BUSINESS ON LOGISTICS AND URBAN FREIGHT TRANSPORTATIONS
SN - 978-989-8111-81-4
AU - Rantala J.
PY - 2009
SP - 563
EP - 566
DO - 10.5220/0001819305630566