Helping Businesses to Be a Bit More Competitive; Health Wales Is Highlighting the Work of Welsh Crucible Researchers - the Cream of Welsh Research Talent. Dr Yingli Wang Explains How She Hopes Her Research Could Transform Logistics into an Unsung Hero

Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales), March 5, 2012 | Go to article overview

Helping Businesses to Be a Bit More Competitive; Health Wales Is Highlighting the Work of Welsh Crucible Researchers - the Cream of Welsh Research Talent. Dr Yingli Wang Explains How She Hopes Her Research Could Transform Logistics into an Unsung Hero


LOGISTICS is about delivering the right goods to the right place at the right time.

Just imagine what our world would be without logistics - supermarkets without food, libraries without books, hospitals without equipment and medicines.

Logistics is essentially what happens behind the scenes to allow the public to access goods and services. Because of this, the public only has a modest understanding of the logistics industry and often takes for granted the benefits it has brought to our society.

In Wales, logistics and freight transport play a significant role in the Welsh economy, accounting for up to 7% of employment and contributing approximately pounds 2.5bn per year.

Unlike my two-and-a-half-year-old son, who's obsessed with trucks, I wasn't interested in the movement of goods at all in the early years of my life - when I was in primary school, I wanted to become a novelist; later my passion about food led me choose to study food chemistry.

It wasn't until I was doing my MBA study, after working at Nestle for more than eight years, that I became fascinated by the powerful impact logistics practices have on businesses.

Managing logistics is full of challenges. Growing environmental concerns, increasing fuel prices and road congestion require new solutions. My research explores how recent ad-vances in information and communication technology could be harnessed for innovative logistics provisions.

This will lead to not only improved competitiveness but also fewer empty trucks on the road, which means lower CO2 emission and less congestion.

Some industries - like music and film - have been totally transformed by ICT. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited article

Helping Businesses to Be a Bit More Competitive; Health Wales Is Highlighting the Work of Welsh Crucible Researchers - the Cream of Welsh Research Talent. Dr Yingli Wang Explains How She Hopes Her Research Could Transform Logistics into an Unsung Hero
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this article
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.