Title: The potential changes and development of China's logistics industry through implementing the ubiquitous logistics

Authors: Bao Jiang, Hoki Nam

Addresses: Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Incheon, 177 Dohwa-dong, Nam-gu, Incheon 402-749, South Korea. ' Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Incheon, 177 Dohwa-dong, Nam-gu, Incheon 402-749, South Korea

Abstract: Although there is a growing interest in the ubiquitous concept and the related technologies, there is almost no research to attempt the application of this hot notion to the field of logistics industry. Our paper, therefore focusing on this goal, puts forth the concept of the Ubiquitous Logistics (U-Logistics) and further we attempt to implement the U-Logistics in China|s logistics industry. Considering the complexity and difficulty of the implemental task, we design the implementation procedure from the |surface| aspect and |point| aspect to implement the U-Logistics in China step-by-step. Having the belief of the U-Logistics, we then forecast the possible opportunities that are brought about by the U-Logistics to both logistics industry and other industries in China.

Keywords: ubiquitous logistics; u-logistics; implementation design; opportunities; China; ubiquitous computing; information technology.

DOI: 10.1504/IJITM.2007.011907

International Journal of Information Technology and Management, 2007 Vol.6 No.1, pp.63 - 77

Available online: 31 Dec 2006 *

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