Cloud Logistics

Reference Architecture Design

  • Falco¬†Jaekel

Part of the Produktion und Logistik book series (PL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Falco Jaekel
    Pages 1-8
  3. Falco Jaekel
    Pages 9-51
  4. Falco Jaekel
    Pages 145-189
  5. Falco Jaekel
    Pages 497-499
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 501-544

About this book


Falco Jaekel develops a reference architecture for cloud logistics systems. The reference architecture shows how to apply the principles and concepts of cloud computing (e.g. virtualization, service-orientation) to logistics system design and thus how to deliver certain physical logistics capabilities such as transport and storage with the essential cloud characteristics (e.g. on-demand, rapid elasticity, pay-per-use). Within certain scenarios, this innovative mode of delivery can reconcile logistics efficiency with effectiveness and thus may enable firms to achieve competitive advantage in dynamic environments.


  • Fundamentals of Logistics Systems
  • Fundamentals of Interfirm Networks and Networked Horizontal LSP Cooperation
  • Fundamentals and Roots of Cloud Computing
  • Systematic Review of Cloud Logistics Knowledge
  • Cloud Logistics Systems: Reference Architecture Design

Target Groups

  • Researchers and students in the fields of logistics, business information systems, and horizontal alliance design
  • Managers of logistics service providers, horizontal logistics alliances, and logistics IT platform providers, especially of electronic marketplaces

The Author

Dr. Falco Jaekel finished his doctorate under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Delfmann at the Department of Business Policy and Logistics at the University of Cologne, Germany. He works in the consultancy branch of a global logistics service provider.


Characteristics Service-orientation Virtualization Governance Organization Structure Horizontal Alliance Internet Platforms Markets Viewpoints Stakeholder Concerns

Authors and affiliations

  • Falco¬†Jaekel
    • 1
  1. 1.CologneGermany

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