Exploring the impact of e-business adoption on logistics processes: empirical evidence from the food industry

A. Matopoulos, M. Vlachopoulou, V. Manthou

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The objectives of the research were to identify factors that influence e-business adoption and its impact on logistics processes in the Greek food industry. Drawing on existing research, a conceptual framework and propositions were developed and six in depth case studies were carried out. In the framework, three major categories of influencing factors were distinguished: intra-enterprise, sector and supply chain factors. Findings suggest that e-business adoption is more affected by supply chain and sector factors, rather than intra-enterprise factors. Regarding the impact of e-business on logistics process, it seems that it is affected by the frequency of its use and it is greater in processes occurring at the company-customer interface. Finally, e-business impact is more related to the dimensions of time and quality, rather than cost improvements.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-122
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Logistics Research and Applications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007
Event13th International Annual EurOMA Conference - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 18 Jun 200621 Jun 2012

Bibliographical note

EurOMA 2006 'Moving up the Value Chain'

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International journal of logistics on 30/6/07, available online: http://wwww.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13675560701427270


  • e-business impact
  • food industry
  • logistics


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