Challenges of information technology and supply chain management in logistic sector: with an overview of Quehenberger logistics in Macedonia

Temjanovski, Riste (2014) Challenges of information technology and supply chain management in logistic sector: with an overview of Quehenberger logistics in Macedonia. In: Impact of internet on Business Activities in Serbia ad Worldwide, 25-26 April 2014, Belgarde.


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Abstract— The Logistics and freight transport industries are ones of the most dynamic and important sectors of each economy. Logistics provides a vital “backbone” function in supporting macroeconomic processes and the operation of markets, critical infrastructures and distribution to both business and consumers, which extended much more with process of globalization. Every contemporary logistic company is conducted by the quality and precious with IT technologies in supply chain management (“just in time model”). Every real logistic operation is mirrored in the IT system. Modern IT guarantees the fast forwarding of the order, maximum transparency and the complete documentation of all business processes. The purpose of this paper is to give a comprehensive review of new information technologies in logistics operation, especially of the branch of the Quehenberger Logistics in Macedonia. The Salzburg-based company Quehenberger Logistics typically uses a wide range of transport modes – trains, trucks, planes and ships and thereby strives to optimally integrate the existing software solutions of the customer, to reduce the costs and strengthen effectiveness. Existing technologies are already playing important roles for ongoing services like as just in time (JIT) and just in sequence (JIS). In fact, the benefits of specific technologies, such as radio-frequency identification (RFID) and global positioning systems (GPS) are already used in this company. The effective usage of such existing information technologies can already yield major efficiency and ecological benefits in the supply chain. Quehenberger Logistics create IT interfaces in order to optimized and harmonized IT systems and connect all the players around the world in the most cost-effective way, who can then seamlessly follow what is happening along the entire chain of transportation and across all continents and modes of transport. The integration of existing individual solutions generates cost-effective and efficient new applications that match the needs of customers precisely. Keywords— IT interfaces, Logistics systems, Supply chain management, Just in time (JIT), Quehenberger Logistics

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Social Sciences > Economics and business
Divisions: Faculty of Economics
Depositing User: Riste Temjanovski
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2014 12:55
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2014 12:55

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