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Logistics Operations and Management by Laleh Kardar, Shabnam Rezapour, Reza Farahani

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12. Logistics System
Information and Communication Technology
Shokoofeh Asadi
Industrial Engineering Department, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
Although logistic always had an important supportive function in organizations, involving new technologies in logistics operations has changed its function to a value-added function.
Nowadays, information system and technologies are such a critical component of a logistic system that information flow is considered as important as material and financial flow in logistics.
In this chapter, after reviewing the role and importance of information in logistics systems, four levels of functionality in companies which are affected by logistic information systems (LIS) are described. These ...

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