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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2014, Article ID 136753, 6 pages
Research Article

Core Business Selection Based on Ant Colony Clustering Algorithm

1School of International Trade and Commerce, Yanching Institute of Technology, Beijing 065201, China
2Transportation Management College, Dalian Maritime University, Dalian 116026, China
3School of Automotive Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024, China

Received 19 May 2014; Revised 10 July 2014; Accepted 14 July 2014; Published 6 August 2014

Academic Editor: Rui Mu

Copyright © 2014 Yu Lan et al. 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.


Core business is the most important business to the enterprise in diversified business. In this paper, we first introduce the definition and characteristics of the core business and then descript the ant colony clustering algorithm. In order to test the effectiveness of the proposed method, Tianjin Port Logistics Development Co., Ltd. is selected as the research object. Based on the current situation of the development of the company, the core business of the company can be acquired by ant colony clustering algorithm. Thus, the results indicate that the proposed method is an effective way to determine the core business for company.