Design of a global car production-logistics system for a future ASEAN-China region

Hiroshi Katayama

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    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.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)582-603
    Number of pages22
    JournalInternational Journal of Operations and Production Management
    Issue number5-6
    Publication statusPublished - 1999


    • ASEAN
    • China
    • Globalization
    • International trade
    • Logistics
    • Motor industry

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Management of Technology and Innovation
    • Strategy and Management
    • Decision Sciences(all)


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