Edited By Rasim Yilmaz, Günther Löschnigg, Hasan Arslan and Mehmet Ali Icbay
The Level of Information Technologies in the Logistics Sector
Keywords: Logistic technologies, information technologies, logistics, radio frequency identification.
Over the past decade, many logistics service providers have acknowledged that their supply chains are not responsive enough. If they are willing to operate more efficiently and responsively, they must adopt technologies that will help manufacturers, warehouses, and retailers to communicate with each other more efficiently (Cohen, 2000). With the rapid growth of technologies, our economic society and life are changing significantly in the 21st century. How to capture company’s competitive advantage has become the most important issue for managers in the rapidly changing and uncertain business environments. An amount of research has shown that the adoption of technological innovations is the most important tool for enterprises to keep their competitive advantage. Recently, a body of evidence shows that logistics companies can increase their performance by employing new technologies. Many logistics companies began to improve their operation efficiency through the continuous implementation of information or automation technologies according to their business characteristics (Sauvage, 2003).
Many renovations, together with information technologies, have directly affected logistics management. In the course of the Second World War, ways have been sought to make wars, which take place in various geographical regions, to continue successfully: Significant improvements and developments occurred through the use of numeral methods and these methods helped the analysis that was necessary for logistics to come true. Since 1980, on the other hand, the developments in communication and computer technologies made it possible...