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The rapid development of the networking has provided the safeguard and vigor for the logistics model. A new logistics way-The fourth party logistics(4PL) comes into being. The 4PL is providing an integration platform for the management, IT and any other logistics information which takes the third-party logistics as foundation. The 4PL is not a single enterprise but an enterprises group aggregated by a lot of relative enterprises. Each enterprise of this group must collaborative with each other. This paper not only presents a function model of collaborative information systems but also studies the key technologies and solution to realize the model. The model's realization can partially solve the ”work cooperation”, “information cooperation”, ”resource cooperation”. The establishment of a collaborative information system of 4PL has a positive effect for modern logistics enterprises to improve competitiveness and economic efficiency.
Date of Conference: 15-16 May 2010