Designing flexible logistics systems: a review of some Singaporean examples

J. Barton Cunningham (J. Barton Cunningham is Professor in The School of Public Administration at the University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada.)

Logistics Information Management

ISSN: 0957-6053

Publication date: 1 April 1996


The increased efficiencies to be gained in improving logistics has pushed managers to explore a number of new ideas, technologies, and methods of information management and computerization. However, many companies in Asia are indicating that responsiveness and flexibility are the keys to responding to markets which are rapidly changing and where customers are requiring a range of services. Studies several local and international logistics firms in Singapore and elsewhere as a way of developing a better understanding of their difficulties and reasons for success. Illustrates why certain larger companies which have the capability to develop more sophisticated information and computer systems do not; instead, they chose to rely on more flexible systems which allow for learning and adaptation.



Barton Cunningham, J. (1996), "Designing flexible logistics systems: a review of some Singaporean examples", Logistics Information Management, Vol. 9 No. 2, pp. 40-48.

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