By Topic

A framework for a logistics e-commerce community network: the Hong Kong air cargo industry

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
L. C. Leung ; Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong, Shatin, China ; Waiman Cheung ; Yer Van Hai

E-commerce has brought new challenges as well as opportunities to the air cargo industry. With careful planning and cooperation among industry agents and with e-commerce as an enabler the air cargo industry can be transformed into one that can provide customized services to individual shippers at the cost level of mass production. The key component is in the setting up of a third-party e-commerce community network. In this paper, we present a frame work for such a network, which extends the traditional business-to-business e-commerce to e-commerce at the industry level. The proposed infrastructure differs from traditional portals in that it features the online integration of business transactions. It provides a virtual market for agents of the air cargo industry, enabling them to develop and engage in logistics integration. It also facilitates tracking and tracing, and minimizes unnecessary travel and inventory costs, thus achieving supply chain management at the industry level. We provide an implementation scenario for the air cargo industry in Hong Kong

Published in:

IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics - Part A: Systems and Humans  (Volume:30 ,  Issue: 4 )