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Integrating the Use of Computers in Logistics Education

International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management

ISSN: 0960-0035

Article publication date: 1 February 1992

Abstract

An integrated paradigm of using multiple software programs in logistics education is proposed as an effective problem‐solving tool in addition to computer programming and spreadsheet modelling. Presents the essentials of logistics systems management and how each software program can be used individually and jointly to address logistics issues in detail. In the integrated paradigm, a Lotus 123 spreadsheet program is used as an integrator which works together with other software to facilitate student learning and to aid better decision making process. In‐class surveys show that the proposed approach is both effective and efficient in terms of getting the right results in less time. The approach is also realistic because the mixed mainframe and microcomputer operating environment and multiple software programs are being used by the business community.

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Citation

Rao, K., Stenger, A.J. and Wu, H. (1992), "Integrating the Use of Computers in Logistics Education", International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, Vol. 22 No. 2, pp. 3-15. https://doi.org/10.1108/09600039210015338

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MCB UP Ltd

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