Analysis on supply–demand system of automotive manufacturer–supplier with Synergetics

  • Xinwei Zhang
  • Shaohua Dong


The supply–demand system (S–DS for short below) of automotive manufacturer–supplier (AM–S for short below) is a network system which consists of demand subsystem and supply subsystem. The supply–demand relationships reflect the partnership between AM–S. There is a need for coordination and cooperation between two subsystems in order to achieve the balance between the supply and demand. From the perspective of Synergetics, this paper analyses how the control parameters of S–DS which are called synergetic order parameters play the main control role to make S–DS reach the cooperative state, and discusses the discipline of the coordinated evolution in systems. Finally, the synergetic degree model is put forward to demonstrate the coordinative management effect of S–DS.


Automotive manufacturer–supplier Supply–demand system Exogenous variables Endogenous variables Synergetic order parameter Synergetic degree 



The Author expresses her deep gratitude to her tutor and other teachers in University of Science & Technology Beijing for their instructions and suggestions to the study, and heartfelt thanks to Wang Xiaotao, Tian Shaoying and Zhang Qi for their help and support in writing and revision of paper.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Science & Technology BeijingBeijingChina
  2. 2.Electronics & Automatization Department, Century CollegeBeijing University of Posts and TelecommunicationsBeijingChina

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