Towards Fourth-Party Logistics Providers: A Business Model for Cloud-Based Autonomous Logistics (bibtex)
by Arne Schuldt, Karl A. Hribernik, Jan D. Gehrke, Klaus-Dieter Thoben, Otthein Herzog
Abstract:
Cloud computing denotes a paradigm shift in computing that enables a flexible allocation of hardware and software resources on demand. Therewith, it is particularly appealing for applications with a high degree of computational complexity and dynamics. This paper identifies logistics planning and control as a promising application for clouds. However, two prerequisites must be met for cloud-based logistics control. Firstly, the platform-as-a-service layer must provide a synchronisation of the physically distributed real-world material flows and the data flows in the cloud. Secondly, appropriate and scalable control software must be implemented on the software-as-a-service layer. Apart from outlining the technical foundations, this paper describes how both steps enable a business model that is usually referred to as fourth-party logistics.
Reference:
Arne Schuldt, Karl A. Hribernik, Jan D. Gehrke, Klaus-Dieter Thoben, Otthein Herzog, "Towards Fourth-Party Logistics Providers: A Business Model for Cloud-Based Autonomous Logistics", In 1st International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science, INSTICC Press, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands, pp. 445-451, 2011.
Bibtex Entry:
@inproceedings{Schuldtc,
abstract = {Cloud computing denotes a paradigm shift in computing that enables a flexible allocation of hardware and software resources on demand. Therewith, it is particularly appealing for applications with a high degree of computational complexity and dynamics. This paper identifies logistics planning and control as a promising application for clouds. However, two prerequisites must be met for cloud-based logistics control. Firstly, the platform-as-a-service layer must provide a synchronisation of the physically distributed real-world material flows and the data flows in the cloud. Secondly, appropriate and scalable control software must be implemented on the software-as-a-service layer. Apart from outlining the technical foundations, this paper describes how both steps enable a business model that is usually referred to as fourth-party logistics.},
address = {Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands},
author = {Schuldt, Arne and Hribernik, Karl A. and Gehrke, Jan D. and Thoben, Klaus-Dieter and Herzog, Otthein},
booktitle = {1st International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science},
editor = {Leymann, Frank and Ivanov, Ivan and van Sinderen, Marten and Shishkov, Boris},
pages = {445--451},
publisher = {INSTICC Press},
title = {{Towards Fourth-Party Logistics Providers: A Business Model for Cloud-Based Autonomous Logistics}},
url = {http://www.arne.schuldt.info/publications-closer2011.html},
year = {2011},
keywords = {ISPL}
}
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