The Influence On Internet and Logistics
In the 21st century, the internet has become a part of everyday life. Not only for social purposes, but for business purposes, too! In this paper we will be discussing how the internet has influenced the logistics world; when it comes to online retailing, on-demand software, and e-procurement. The first influence on logistics and the internet is online retailing. When looking at online retailing, we will also be looking at in-store retailing for they have similar logistical similarities, as well as differences.
Similar logistical functions and activities for online retailing and in-store retailing are transportation, warehousing, material handling and order management. Along with equipment and materials they both use bar coding and wms’s.
Some companies prefer online retailing. There are more smaller orders, order management and information management systems must handle large volumes of orders, smaller orders dictate open-case picking, packaging is done in small quantities, the same transportation companies are used all the time. When companies use online retailing return rates seem to be higher, which is at a 30% rate.
While some companies prefer online retaining, there are still some companies that use in-store retailing. With in-store retailing there are fewer larger orders, order management system is set up to handle orders from resellers, not consumers, instead of open-case picking, they use full-case picking, and they can also handle large volume orders. Packages hold large volume orders, transportation methods and companies are not always the same, and it depends on the buyer. Also, in-store retail returns are actually lower than on-line returns, which range at about a 10% rate. The second influence on logistics and the internet is on-demand software. Since the beginning of the twenty-first century on-demand software has grown, and more and more companies are using the on-demand software. The...
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