Supply Chain Coordination Mechanisms

New Approaches for Collaborative Planning

  • Martin Albrecht

Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 628)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Martin Albrecht
    Pages 1-3
  3. Martin Albrecht
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  4. Martin Albrecht
    Pages 63-127
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    Pages 129-154
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 201-211

About this book


Integrated supply chain planning is well understood by theory and widely applied in practice – however, only with respect to intra-organisational supply chains. In inter-organisational supply chains, an additional, yet unresolved problem arises: due to confidentiality reasons, decentralized parties keep their local data private, which prevents an integrated planning. Local planning procedures such as upstream planning, which are usually applied then, result in suboptimal solutions for the supply chain as a whole.

In this work, new mechanisms for inter-organizational, collaborative supply chain planning are presented. These mechanisms are able to identify the systemwide optimum for several classes of supply chain planning problems. They can be applied by two or more self-interested parties and do not require a trusted third party. Extensive computational tests for randomly generated and real-word data suggest a favorable performance of these mechanisms.


Bargaining Collaborative Planning Coordination Integrated Supply Chain Mathematical Programming Production Planning Supply Chain Management supply chain planning

Authors and affiliations

  • Martin Albrecht
    • 1
  1. 1.HeidenheimGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-02832-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-02833-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8442
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