Extant literature is inconclusive regarding how adoption of logistics information technology affects various measures of performance. We propose that an organization’s adoption of logistics information technology is positively related to increased levels of efficiency, effectiveness, and flexibility and contrary findings may be partially attributed to the moderating role of a positive buyer-supplier relationship. A meta-analysis approach is used to investigate popular logistics information technologies, specifically EDI and RFID, and evidence in support of these relationships is uncovered. The results suggest the inclusion of additional constructs to an existing logistics innovation model. The implications of these findings are discussed and further research is recommended.


logistics, innovation, resource-based view, radio frequency identification, electronic data interchange, meta-analysis, buyer-supplier relationship


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