Accession Number : ADA275312


Title :   An Empirical Study of Logistics Organization, Electronic Linkage, and Performance


Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH


Personal Author(s) : Currie, Karen W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a275312.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 180


Abstract : Successful participation in the global marketplace demands careful coordination and integration of a firm's logistics activities, which can be enhanced by electronic linkage. Electronic linkage is accomplished through electronic data interchange (EDI), the computer-to-computer exchange of standard business documentation in machine processable form. Previously cited benefits of EDI in domestic applications include increased data accuracy, reduced document preparation and handling costs, reduced inventory costs and higher inventory turnover rates, reduced lead times, better information management, more efficient utilization of transportation resources, and improved quality management. Researchers have proposed an information technology (IT) implementation model for categorizing research into IT implementation. Previous empirical research has also suggested a typology for classifying the logistics operations of firms based on their logistics productivity measurement and improvement programs. The present study also uses this logistics typology to classify a firm's logistics organization. This project examined the relationships among the degree of EDI implementation, stage of logistics organization, relative logistics and overall performance, and competitive advantage, as well as the effects of several management initiatives.


Descriptors :   *MARKETING , *COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS , *DATA LINKS , *ELECTRONIC MAIL , GLOBAL , MANPOWER UTILIZATION , THESES , COSTS , MEAN , STANDARD DEVIATION , QUESTIONNAIRES , LABOR MARKETS , LOGISTICS , VARIABLES , STATISTICAL DATA , DATA MANAGEMENT , INFORMATION EXCHANGE


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Computer Systems
      Telemetry


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE