Presents a conceptual framework and a set of research hypotheses that are intended to help explain the interfunctional co‐ordination between the logistics and information technology functions. Much has been written over the past decade regarding the strategic potential of the logistics and information technology functions for creating customer value, process efficiencies, and differential advantage for the firm. Additionally, the interrelationships that exist within business organizations have received considerable discussion within the literature. However, little attention has been paid to the co‐ordination of the logistics and information technology functions. The framework presented is based on a combined review of the logistics, information technology, and interfunctional co‐ordination literature. The constructs of interaction and collaboration are utilized to explain how differing levels of interfunctional co‐ordination affect the firm’s logistics information system. Initial support for the conceptual framework is provided by qualitative research. Finally, research results and concluding comments on implications for practitioners and future research are discussed.
Kent, J. (1996), "Leverage2: interfunctional co‐ordination between logistics and information technology", International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, Vol. 26 No. 8, pp. 63-78. https://doi.org/10.1108/09600039610128276Download as .RIS
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