Digitalization of Supply Chains: Focus on International Rail Transport in the Case of the Czech Republic

Petr Kolar, Hans-Joachim Schramm, Günter Prockl

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The digitalization of supply chains presents a complex subject for research based on different geography setups, legal policy frameworks and a focus on technology. The paper discusses potential and issues in regards to the digitalization implementation in supply chains of the future with a focus laid on rail transport as one of the transport modes in freight distribution. The authors analyze empirical data for the Czech Republic as a geographically scoped case study by analyzing interviews with business practitioners that are active in the rail transport market. The research outcomes interlink the development of the legal framework in international rail transport with the emergence of electronic transport documentation as an important practical aspect of digitalization. Finally, it raises questions related to the critical preconditions of digitalization of supply chains.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 53rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. (HICSS)
Editors Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. (HICSS)
Place of PublicationGrand Wailea, Maui
Pages4540 - 4546
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Austrian Classification of Fields of Science and Technology (ÖFOS)

  • 502017 Logistics
  • 502 not use (legacy)
  • 502003 Foreign trade

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