Demand Fulfillment in Multi-Stage Customer Hierarchies

  • Sebastian Vogel

Part of the Produktion und Logistik book series (PL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Sebastian Vogel
    Pages 1-20
  3. Sebastian Vogel
    Pages 21-107
  4. Sebastian Vogel
    Pages 109-194
  5. Sebastian Vogel
    Pages 315-327
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 329-377

About this book


Customer segments form multi-level hierarchical trees in many supply chain planning problems. Sebastian Vogel provides a comprehensive formal overview of such multi-stage customer hierarchies and characterizes the corresponding demand fulfillment problem. Here, the process of quota reservation and allocation planning usually has to be performed iteratively. This is particularly difficult for decentral planners who have only limited information transparency. A new superior allocation scheme for decentral decision makers is derived which exploits the level of customer heterogeneity in sub-trees.




·         Supply Chain Planning and Demand Fulfillment

·         Multi-Stage Customer Hierarchies

·         Allocation Planning and Disaggregation in Customer Hierarchies

·         Model Extensions: Forecast Errors and Enhanced Consumption Planning



Target Groups

·         Researchers and students in the fields of production, supply chain planning, sales and distribution

·         Executives in this area



The Author

Dr. Sebastian Vogel wrote his dissertation under Prof. Dr. Herbert Meyr’s supervision at the Chair of Production and Supply Chain Management at the Technische Universität Darmstadt.



The Editors

The series Produktion und Logistik is edited by Prof. Dr. Bernhard Fleischmann, Prof. Dr. Martin Grunow, Prof. Dr. Hans-Otto Günther, Prof. Dr. Stefan Helber, Prof. Dr. Karl Inderfurth, Prof. Dr. Herbert Kopfer, Prof. Dr. Herbert Meyr, Prof. Dr. Thomas S. Spengler, Prof. Dr. Hartmut Stadtler, Prof. Dr. Horst Tempelmeier und Prof. Dr. Gerhard Wäscher.

Authors and affiliations

  • Sebastian Vogel
    • 1
  1. 1.TU DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer Gabler, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-02863-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-02864-0
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