On the Relationships Among Facility Location, Transportation Mode Selection and Material Flow Costs in Global Supply Chains

  • Dong Hee Son
  • Krishna Patwari
  • Wilbert E. Wilhelm
  • Peter Yu
Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 181)


This chapter, which explores the interplay between three significant factors in global supply chains, holds two research objectives. The first is a model to maximize after tax profit by prescribing facility locations, transportation modes, and material flows in a global supply chain. The second is to demonstrate relationships among these three components through a case study.


Supply Chain Facility Location Transfer Price Transportation Mode North American Free Trade Agreement 
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This chapter is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation, Grant number DMI-0529026.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dong Hee Son
    • 1
  • Krishna Patwari
    • 1
  • Wilbert E. Wilhelm
    • 1
  • Peter Yu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Industrial and Systems EngineeringTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA

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