The improved global supply chain material management process framework for one-stop logistic services

Abby P.T. Hsu*, Ai Che Chang, Amy J.C. Trappey, Charles V. Trappey, W. T. Lee

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Abstract

This research focuses on the material procurement process improvement of a manufacturer under one-stop logistic services and proposes a to-be process offering a vendor-managed inventory (VMI) and information integration services provided by one-stop logistic services providers (1SLP) for shortening the procurement and manufacturing lead time, and enhancing the information flow accuracy and transparency. The 1SLP is an integrator that assembles the resources, capabilities, and technologies of supply chain networks to design and implement comprehensive logistic solutions. The research develops the 1SLP process framework by dividing the service scope into four service models. We use a case example to demonstrate the improved process. The case company is a leading manufacturer in producing projectors for the global market. The current material procurement process causes long lead times, delays the manufacturing process, and does not integrate all information in the supply chain. In the to-be model, a 1SLP incorporated model 2 services and provides a VMI warehouse as a valueadded service and integrated information platform to ensure the buyer's inventory level and implements appropriate logistics optimization for efficient delivery. The AnyLogic Simulation Software is used to model the current and the to-be business processes. The comparison between the as-is and the to-be models demonstrates that the improved material procurement process increases the current process's efficiency under the one-stop services without impeding product availability to the target market.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransdisciplinary Lifecycle Analysis of Systems - Proceedings of the 22nd ISPE Inc. International Conference on Concurrent Engineering, CE 2015
EditorsNel Wognum, Milton Borsato, Josip Stjepandic, Wim J.C. Verhagen, Nel Wognum, Richard Curran, Richard Curran
PublisherIOS Press BV
Pages91-99
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781614995432
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015
Event22nd ISPE Inc. International Conference on Concurrent Engineering, CE 2015 - Delft, Netherlands
Duration: 20 Jul 201523 Jul 2015

Publication series

NameAdvances in Transdisciplinary Engineering
Volume2

Conference

Conference22nd ISPE Inc. International Conference on Concurrent Engineering, CE 2015
CountryNetherlands
CityDelft
Period20/07/1523/07/15

Keywords

  • Material procurement
  • One-stop service
  • Vendor-managed inventory

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    Hsu, A. P. T., Chang, A. C., Trappey, A. J. C., Trappey, C. V., & Lee, W. T. (2015). The improved global supply chain material management process framework for one-stop logistic services. In N. Wognum, M. Borsato, J. Stjepandic, W. J. C. Verhagen, N. Wognum, R. Curran, & R. Curran (Eds.), Transdisciplinary Lifecycle Analysis of Systems - Proceedings of the 22nd ISPE Inc. International Conference on Concurrent Engineering, CE 2015 (pp. 91-99). (Advances in Transdisciplinary Engineering; Vol. 2). IOS Press BV. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-544-9-91