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ISSN : 2233-4165(Print)
ISSN : 2233-5382(Online)
Journal of Industrial Distribution & Business Vol.9 No.8 pp.27-34

A Study of the Efficient Coordination of Logistic Distribution Centers for the China Project

Jun-Na Jin**,Bao-Zhong Zhang***
** First Author, Dept. of International Business and Trade, KyungHee University, Korea. E-mail:
*** Corresponding Author, Professor, Dept. of North China University of Science and Technology, China. Tel: +86-183-3276-1869, E-mail:
May 15, 2018. August 1, 2018. August 15, 2018.


Purpose - This paper discussed and illustrated the most efficient method to calculate the distribution centers for a national project in China. Through demonstration of implementing the GIS, spatial analysis, and location calculation model, this paper mainly dealt with the construction distribution problem and inconvenient supply of materials problems.
Research design, data, and methodology – In this paper, the research design structure based on three steps: implementing the Geographic Information System to locate the points coordination data, calculating the distribution centers of the project, and optimizing the most efficient and effective coordination. The data of the calculation is from an actual project. The methodology of this paper is summarizing the spatial analysis capabilities and digital graphic data calculation to locate logistics distribution centers, and since the illustration of the calculation is useful for locating the coordination, the result of this paper has certain reference values for the project construction.
Results - This paper illustrates the steel and cement resource of every distribution point to confirm the most efficient distribution center location coordination.
Conclusions - The integrated logistical management models are used to ensure the results for the purposes of our calculation. The result of the calculation is also a useful example for future Chinese national projects.





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