Global logistic management for overseas production using a bulk purchase 4PL model

Amy J.C. Trappey*, Charles V. Trappey, Ai Che Chang, W. T. Lee, Hsueh Yi Cho

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Abstract

In order to improve the quality of the components supplied by key suppliers and delivered to the final assembly sites overseas efficiently and timely, a new logistics business model and assessment analysis are proposed using services provided by fourth-party logistics (4PL) companies. In the research, a Petri Net process modeling approach is adopted to construct the model and identify the current bottlenecks discovered in the as-is (existing) logistic processes. According to the benefits of the proposed e-logistics information system and its to-be process improvement, total operating time and total operating costs can be reduced 41% and 21% respectively. The global logistics information platform is built to enhance the logistics management efficiency of manufacturers with multi-national operations for improving their global competitiveness.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication20th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering, CE 2013 - Proceedings
Pages451-460
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2013
Event20th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering, CE 2013 - Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Duration: 2 Sep 20136 Sep 2013

Publication series

Name20th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering, CE 2013 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference20th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering, CE 2013
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne, VIC
Period2/09/136/09/13

Keywords

  • e-logistics information system
  • fourth-party logistics (4PL)
  • logistics service provider (LSP)

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