Connectivity in Logistics and Supply Chain Management: A Framework

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This paper seeks to investigate the connectivity construct in logistics and supply chain management literature. A review of existing literature is conducted regarding connectivity on a broad basis. The review is based on a general search in the ABI-Inform database for articles containing the twin search phrases of connectivity and logistics, and connectivity and supply chain management. An initial analysis of articles found resulted in a total of 195 articles, of which 76 are found to be relevant. These are categorised and analysed with regard to main issues and areas dealt with, and the impact of connectivity on logistics and supply chain management. Moreover, interacting constructs are identified and placed in relation to connectivity. The literature review and analysis are used to position current research and literature, and to identify potential gaps in research and further research needs. As a result, the features which characterise the connectivity construct are identified and a framework is proposed. The framework is valuable as it presents a holistic and comprehensive picture of the connectivity construct within logistics and supply chain management.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Other Mechanical Engineering


  • Literature review, Connectivity, Logistics, Supply chain management, Framework, Packaging logistics
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication[Host publication title missing]
PublisherInstitute of Logistics and Transport (UK)
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Publication categoryResearch
Event14th Logistics Research Network (LRN) Conference, 2008 - Liverpool, United Kingdom
Duration: 2008 Sep 102008 Sep 12


Conference14th Logistics Research Network (LRN) Conference, 2008
CountryUnited Kingdom

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