American Journal of Applied Sciences

Study on the Key Success Factors of the Operation of a Regional Military Logistic Food Material Center

Fu-Jin Wang, Chich-Jen Shieh and Chin-Jing Li

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2010.191.200

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 7, Issue 2

Pages 191-200

Abstract

Problem statement: In order to establish an integrated supply system of the military food material, the study was to discuss the key success factors of operation of the military regional food material logistic center in Taiwan. Approach: The Delphi method, questionnaires and telephone interviews were used to collect and integrate the opinions of experts and scholars. Simultaneously, the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) was applied to confirm the evaluative factors of each level, i.e., one goal (to construct key success factors of the operation of a regional military logistic food material center) for the first level, two analytical aspects (the external and internal environments) for the second level, six evaluative facets (the safety design, strategic management, administrative effect, policy, service and internal and external integration) for the third level and 19 evaluative criteria for the fourth level. Results: The 350 questionnaires from the second phase which were sent out to four kinds of respondents, 319 valid ones were returned. Conclusion: After AHP analysis, the results of this study could suggest an evaluation table for the key success factors of operation of the military regional food material logistic center in Taiwan.

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© 2010 Fu-Jin Wang, Chich-Jen Shieh and Chin-Jing Li. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.