Logistics information systems are the means of capturing, analyzing, and communicating information related to logistics and supply chain management.
Need for timely and accurate information is critical owing to the following reasons:
- Total customer service includes information related to order status, product availability, delivery etc.
- To reduce supply chain inventory, information is very essential as this can minimize demand uncertainty
- There is more flexibility with information as there is clarity as to how, when and where resources may be utilized to gain strategic advantage This has triggered the need for an effective Logistics Information System.