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Journal of Optimization
Volume 2013, Article ID 197370, 14 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/197370
Research Article

An Optimal Method for Developing Global Supply Chain Management System

1Department of Information Management, College of Management, Fu Jen Catholic University, No.510 Jhongjheng Road, Sinjhuang City, Taipei County 242, Taiwan
2Institute of Information Management, National Chiao Tung University, Management Building 2, 1001 Ta-Hsueh Road, Hsinchu 300, Taiwan

Received 31 January 2013; Accepted 2 June 2013

Academic Editor: Irem Ozkarahan

Copyright © 2013 Hao-Chun Lu and Yao-Huei Huang. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Owing to the transparency in supply chains, enhancing competitiveness of industries becomes a vital factor. Therefore, many developing countries look for a possible method to save costs. In this point of view, this study deals with the complicated liberalization policies in the global supply chain management system and proposes a mathematical model via the flow-control constraints, which are utilized to cope with the bonded warehouses for obtaining maximal profits. Numerical experiments illustrate that the proposed model can be effectively solved to obtain the optimal profits in the global supply chain environment.