Operations research practice on logistics management in Taiwan: An academic view

Yen Chun Jim Wu*, I. C. Huang


研究成果: 雜誌貢獻期刊論文同行評審

8 引文 斯高帕斯(Scopus)


The opinions of logistics educators in Taiwan on OR practices in the domestic logistics industry are explored in this research. In this study, questionnaires were given to 42 pre-screened educators at 10 logistics departments and graduate institutes. According to the 37 valid returned questionnaires, 70% of the responding educators believe the major source of OR techniques in Taiwan's logistics industry originates from individual employee training, while 92% believe OR is not widely used primarily because companies are unfamiliar with OR techniques. OR techniques were considered helpful in solving problems by 73%. Generally speaking, familiarity with OR techniques is not associated with implementation of OR techniques by educators. Additionally, logistics educators express concern about insufficient training for logistics students in Taiwan. However, they are optimistic about the logistics industry's willingness to more actively adopt OR techniques in Taiwan in the next two years.

頁(從 - 到)428-435
期刊European Journal of Operational Research
出版狀態已發佈 - 2007 10月 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 一般電腦科學
  • 建模與模擬
  • 管理科學與經營研究
  • 資訊系統與管理


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