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A business and ICT architecture for a logistics city

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  • Toh, K.T.K.
  • Nagel, P.
  • Oakden, R.
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    The city of Melbourne, Australia, stands to benefit from achieving the logistics city status. The planning theme of a logistics city is designed around achieving efficiencies and long term sustainability out of the legacy of dispersed groups of intensive "logistics activity areas". This is not to re-invent solutions particularly in Melbourne, where the existence of a legacy logistics infrastructure and ad hoc growth has resulted in the business architecture that is constantly in the "catch-up" mode. This is seen as a unique opportunity for developing business models to meet the future challenges of the growth of trade, freight movement and maintaining economic, environmental and urban sustainability. Enterprise architecture will enable attention to be focused on the development of a collaborative business model, which will help to achieve efficiencies in view of the complex set of economic, social and environmental parameters. The logistics city business architecture responds to the shift to a services economy, which is generating different patterns of workforce travel to ensure good access to skilled workers, to other services, to business clients and to national and international markets.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal International Journal of Production Economics.

    Volume (Year): 122 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 1 (November)
    Pages: 216-228

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:proeco:v:122:y:2009:i:1:p:216-228

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    Keywords: Logistics city Enterprise architecture Business architecture;

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