In this paper, a systematic design procedure for an international mutual parts supply system for global car manufacturing is proposed and investigated. This procedure offers a rational way to determine the production countries of individual parts/components as well as the import countries for their procurement operations. The proposed procedure consists of three major steps, mathematical programming model development for minimum cost production-logistic network design, database construction for model analysis and execution of mathematical programming model to obtain a recommendable global production-logistics system. Actual data from the ASEAN-China region are collected and processed by the proposed procedure for validity analysis. The results obtained through the investigation have confirmed the effectiveness of the procedure as a decision support model/database for designing such very large systems.
|ジャーナル||International Journal of Operations and Production Management|
|出版ステータス||Published - 1999|
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