Title: An approach to reengineering applied to control of container logistics cost using the PERT network

Authors: Hao Zhang; Yan Cui; Liyu Zhu; Qingxiao Hou

Addresses: School of Business, Beijing Technology and Business University, Beijing, 100048, China ' School of Business, Beijing Technology and Business University, Beijing, 100048, China ' School of Business, Beijing Technology and Business University, Beijing, 100048, China ' School of Business, Beijing Technology and Business University, Beijing, 100048, China

Abstract: With the development of society and the advancement of science and technology, Chinese automobile manufacturers are struggling with increasingly intense competition in the market. To earn a place in the industry and improve brand competitiveness, many companies are beginning to focus on the logistics of cost control, such that the whole supply chain cost is at its lowest when the value is at its highest, as this is the key to the future survival and development of China's automobile industry. As an example, this paper uses the container transport of Changan Ford auto parts logistics, and based on the cost analysis derived from the program evaluation and review technique (PERT), the existing transport process is reengineered. Through the comparison of the costs before and after the transformation and the sensitivity analysis based on the reengineered process, it is determined that the reengineered process is superior to the initial process and exhibits strong practical guiding significance for logistics cost control and the development of China's automobile companies.

Keywords: reengineering; transport process; logistics cost control; PERT network technology.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSTM.2020.105399

International Journal of Services Technology and Management, 2020 Vol.26 No.1, pp.58 - 76

Accepted: 12 Sep 2017
Published online: 20 Feb 2020 *

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