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Consumer Logistics

Surfing the Digital Wave

Peter J. Rimmer and Booi Hon Kam

Digital technology has changed the way we work, socialize, shop, play and learn. This book offers a stimulating exploration of how digitization has begun transforming the prevailing global logistics system into a self-service and sharing economy, and ultimately provides a vision of the monumental changes likely to overflow into the business landscape.
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Surfing the Digital Wave

Peter J. Rimmer and Booi Hon Kam

3D PrintingThree-dimensional printing
3PLThird-party logistics
4AsAnything, anytime, anywhere and anyhow
4PLFourth-party logistics
AGVsAutonomous ground vehicles
AIArtificial intelligence
APIApplication programming interface
AppsApplications
ATMAutomated teller machine
B2BBusiness-to-business
B2B2CBusiness-to-business-to-consumer
B2B2C2BBusiness-to-business-to-consumer-to-business
B2CBusiness-to-consumer
B2C2B2C2BBusiness-to-consumer-to-business-to-consumer-to-business
B2C2CBusiness-to-consumer-to-consumer
B2C2C2CBusiness-to-consumer-to-consumer-to-consumer
C2BConsumer-to-business
C2B2CConsumer-to-business-to-consumer
C2CConsumer-to-consumer chain
C2C2CConsumer-to-consumer-to-consumer
CDCCentral distribution centre
CLMCouncil of Logistics Management
CPFRCollaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment
CSCMPCouncil of Supply Chain Management Professionals
CSCOChief Supply Chain Officer
CUSSCommon use self-service
CUTECommon user terminal equipment
DIYDo-it-yourself
DRPDistribution Resource Planning
EDIElectronic data interchange
ERPEnterprise Resource Planning
FSBPSFinger-swiping, button-pushing shoppers
GATTGeneral Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
Gen YGeneration born between 1980 and 1995 (Millennials)
GPSGlobal Positioning System
IoEInternet of Everything
IoTInternet of Things
ITInformation technology
JITJust-in-time
LeagileLean thinking and agility combined
M2MMachine-to-machine
M-commerceMobile commerce
MOHURDMinistry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, People’s Republic of China
MRPManufacturing resource planning
NCPDMNational Council of Physical Distribution Management
O2OOnline-to-offline
OEMOriginal equipment manufacturer
P&GProcter and Gamble
PCPersonal computer
POSPoint of sales
RFIDRadio Frequency Identification
SARSSevere acute respiratory syndrome
SSTSelf-service technology