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A Shipment Information Centre

Yosef Sheffi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, U.S.A.)

The International Journal of Logistics Management

ISSN: 0957-4093

Article publication date: 1 July 1991


The revolution in information processing and communication technology has transformed the logistics business and opened new opportunities. To capitalize on these opportunities one can imagine a computer system which can manage and provide decision support across all facets of the transportation and logistics function for today's complex worldwide business enterprises. This paper outlines such a system — the shipment information centre. It includes information gathering, processing and reporting from the point a shipment is ordered through its movement, delivery, the associated payment, and subsequent analysis based on its movement.



Sheffi, Y. (1991), "A Shipment Information Centre", The International Journal of Logistics Management, Vol. 2 No. 2, pp. 1-12.




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