Exploring the impact of e-business adoption on logistics processes:empirical evidence from the food industry


The objectives of the research were to identify factors that influence e-business adoption and its impact on logistics processes in the Greek food industry. Drawing on existing research, a conceptual framework and propositions were developed and six in depth case studies were carried out. In the framework, three major categories of influencing factors were distinguished: intra-enterprise, sector and supply chain factors. Findings suggest that e-business adoption is more affected by supply chain and sector factors, rather than intra-enterprise factors. Regarding the impact of e-business on logistics process, it seems that it is affected by the frequency of its use and it is greater in processes occurring at the company-customer interface. Finally, e-business impact is more related to the dimensions of time and quality, rather than cost improvements.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/13675560701427270
Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering > Engineering Systems and Supply Chain Management
Additional Information: EurOMA 2006 'Moving up the Value Chain' This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International journal of logistics on 30/6/07, available online: http://wwww.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13675560701427270
Uncontrolled Keywords: e-business impact ,food industry ,logistics
Publication ISSN: 1469-848X
Last Modified: 17 May 2024 07:08
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2014 08:35
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PURE Output Type: Special issue
Published Date: 2007-06
Authors: Matopoulos, A. (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-5083-0534)
Vlachopoulou, M.
Manthou, V.



Version: Accepted Version

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