Deriving industrial logistics hub reference models for manufacturing based economies

Charles V. Trappey, Gilbert Y.P. Lin, Amy J.C. Trappey, C. S. Liu, W. T. Lee

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Global enterprises require extended logistics operations that integrate channel intermediaries into the network. The method for deriving integrated models for logistics hubs that improve the efficiency of manufacturers' global operations is the focus of this paper. Under government sponsorship, six industrial logistics hubs were implemented by leading manufacturing sectors across Taiwan over a five year period from 2004 until 2008. Each industry sector had unique industry characteristics, business strategies, and logistics models. Therefore, this paper describes how generalized and quick to implement integrated logistics hubs are developed by studying the successful reference models and systems used by six independent industrial sectors. The research results provide a field tested method for deriving integrated logistics hub models in different manufacturing economies with notes that provide sufficient methodological detail for repeating the construction of logistics hubs in other manufacturing economies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1223-1232
Number of pages10
JournalExpert Systems with Applications
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2011


  • Global supply chain
  • Logistic hub survey
  • Logistic service providers (LSP)
  • Logistics hubs

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