Title: Building a decision model for a discrete enterprise logistics network: a case study in China

Authors: Qun Wu; Kun Liao

Addresses: Department of Logistics Management, School of Business Administration, Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics, No169 East Road of Shuanggang, Nanchang, Jiangxi Province 330013, China ' Department of Finance and Supply Chain Management, College of Business, Central Washington University-Lynnwood, 20000 68th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036, USA

Abstract: This study develops a decision model for an additional distribution centre to meet the increasing demand for automobile aftermarket parts in China. It is based on the information from an automobile manufacturing enterprise in China. In this research, an improved 0-1 mixed integer programming model is adopted to determine the location of an automobile spare parts distribution centre. This research includes the characteristics of automotive aftermarket parts and adopts different weights of the total number of ton-km into two phases, which improves the mixed integer programming model and successfully establishes the location model of a parts distribution centre.

Keywords: automobile manufacturing enterprise; case study; China; discrete manufacturing enterprise; location model; logistics network design.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTPM.2017.086373

International Journal of Technology, Policy and Management, 2017 Vol.17 No.3, pp.185 - 201

Received: 23 May 2016
Accepted: 27 Oct 2016

Published online: 04 Sep 2017 *

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