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Title: The use of electronic data interchange in transportation logistics
Author: Pillay, J. S.
Awarding Body: University College of Swansea
Current Institution: Swansea University
Date of Award: 1995
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The aim of the thesis is to study the impact of Electronic Data Interchange on transportation systems with specific reference to seaport container terminals. With regard to this aim, the following six areas relating to the objectives were covered: * clearly understand Electronic Data Interchange, identify all the related issues of concern and observe new developments significant to the theme; * compile all transport related Electronic Data Interchange standard messages that are currently in use or have previously been used; * take stock of the current state and observe future trends of Electronic Data Interchange use in transport; * gauge the penetration of Electronic Data Interchange implementation in United Kingdom seaports; * identify qualitatively the benefits (both the visible and invisible) accrued with the use of Electronic Data Interchange for container terminals; and, * investigate the use of object oriented methods and then attempt at designing a conceptual Electronic Data Interchange benefits model for a container terminal. As transport is an international business, the scope of the thesis is global. Bearing this in mind, the thesis makes extensive use of primary and secondary documents along with visits to seaports and use of a questionnaire. In addition to the above, Electronic Data Interchange software issues are briefly discussed and an example of a software designed for use at a seaport is provided. As most of the major computer systems in use within the transport industry are either community or industry centred, the thesis recommends the use of the Information Superhighway (i.e. Internet) as a cheap but effective alternative.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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