The design and evaluation of a supply chain logistic hub for automobile and parts distribution

Charles V. Trappey, Amy J C Trappey, C. S. Liu, W. T. Lee, Y. L. Hung

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Abstract

Enterprises in Taiwan are facing global competition which requires enterprises to implement sound business models and maintain effective operational processes. The most pressing need is to develop global logistic processes and models that satisfy rapidly changing business and operational objectives. This research studies how the automotive industry in Taiwan has adopted its logistic hubs to improve international business operations and objectives. In the first phase of the study, Taiwan automotive firms were surveyed and their current (as-is) logistic models were derived. In the second phase, based on the industry characteristics and the company's global strategy, the improved (to-be) logistic processes were derived. Further, a case of Taiwan automobile manufacturers is used to apply and demonstrate the to-be logistic models and evaluate the performance of the proposed models. The resulting framework for a global logistic hub is designed to improve the operations of automotive companies with respect to time and cost, as well as to ensure information sharing among automotive supply chain partners.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Manufacture
Subtitle of host publicationFocusing on New and Emerging Technologies - Selected, peer Reviewed Papers from the 2007 International Conference on Advanced Manufacture
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Pages119-131
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9770255547605
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2008
Event2007 SME International Conference on Advanced Manufacture, SME ICAM 2007 - Tainan, Taiwan
Duration: 26 Nov 200828 Nov 2008

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
Volume594
ISSN (Print)0255-5476

Conference

Conference2007 SME International Conference on Advanced Manufacture, SME ICAM 2007
CountryTaiwan
CityTainan
Period26/11/0828/11/08

Keywords

  • Automotive industry
  • Logistic hub
  • Supply chain management

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    Trappey, C. V., Trappey, A. J. C., Liu, C. S., Lee, W. T., & Hung, Y. L. (2008). The design and evaluation of a supply chain logistic hub for automobile and parts distribution. In Advanced Manufacture: Focusing on New and Emerging Technologies - Selected, peer Reviewed Papers from the 2007 International Conference on Advanced Manufacture (pp. 119-131). (Materials Science Forum; Vol. 594). Trans Tech Publications Ltd. https://doi.org/10.4028/0-87849-360-3.119