|Project Title:||An eLogistics Appliance with Data Exchange and Conversion Technologies for Infrastructure Connectivity|
|Hosting Institution:||The University of Hong Kong (HKU)|
|Abstract:||With Internet technology leveling the playing field, small companies and mega enterprises leverage their comparative advantages to deliver goods and services to customers around the world. In a favorable position to climb further up the value chain, Hong Kong has developed and adopted global infrastructures to facilitate information flow of the supply chain. However, it has remained a challenge to many, especially the small and medium enterprises, to connect to these e-infrastructures like the Digital Trade and Transport Network (DTTN) due to their technical and financial capabilities. The proposed eLogistics Appliance enables enterprises in Hong Kong to connect to DTTN and other logistics players. The Appliance will be developed through enhancement of CECID's B2B Connector technology, which provides reliable and secure exchange of any electronic documents on the Internet to achieve supply chain integration between enterprises. In this project, a DTTN Appliance will be developed as a special version of the proposed appliance.
Serveral Hong Kong leading logistics and IT firms will support this project as pilot partners. They will use our technology to connect to the DTTN platform and other trading partners to conduct various supply chain activities.
|Project Coordinator:||Professor David WL Cheung|
|Approved Funding Amount:||HK$5.99M|
|Project Period:||1 Jul 2007 - 31 Mar 2009|