MAGAZINE №2(85) April 2018

AUTHOR Antipina P.V. - Senior Lecturer, Department of Logistics and Commerce, Baikal State University (Irkutsk, Russia)

CATEGORY Information technologies in logistics and SCM Modern concepts and technologies in logistics and SCM Transportation in logistics Outsourcing


Over the past decade, the Internet has significantly evolved, it connects people, systems and applications. Cloud computing technologies unite the whole world; logistic activity is not an exception. At present, any enterprise solves logistics tasks. With cargo transportation, such tasks can be solved more quickly, giving companies and their customers a single platform for interaction or cloud services. Recently manufacturers and suppliers of logistics services have been using cloud computing technologies more and more to reduce their costs and optimize business operations.

Cloud computing technologies have a huge impact on modern economy. This article considers the role of cloud technologies as a tool of logistics outsourcing in the transportation market as due to information and Internet technologies development, it is becoming increasingly possible to introduce the latest techniques in logistics. To assess the impact of cloud services, the main advantages and disadvantages of cloud logistics, as well as the prospects for the development of cloud services in domestic logistics activities are highlighted.

Various innovative technologies allow transport operations to proceed smoothly and quickly. At the same time, cloud computing technologies in logistics do not only increase the reliability and efficiency of operations, but also provide a reduction in transportation costs. Using cloud-based systems, logistics providers receive an effective planning and supply chain management tool to improve the level of customer service.

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