Issues in Supply Chain Scheduling and Contracting

  • Christian Alexander Ullrich

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  8. Back Matter
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About this book


Christian A. Ullrich investigates the optimization potential of integrated supply chain scheduling approaches. Considering a company-internal supply chain, the author´s first research question is whether the results of integrating machine scheduling and vehicle routing are significantly better than those of classic decomposition approaches which break down the overall problem and solve the subproblems successively. The scope is then broadened to include the machine and transportation scheduling problems of two and more companies at consecutive supply chain stages. The last part of this dissertation addresses supply chain contracting issues.


  • Integrated machine scheduling and vehicle routing
  • Multiple-stage transportation and production scheduling
  • R&D investment sharing contracts

Target Groups

  • Researchers and students in the field of supply chain management, operations research, scheduling, contracting, operations management
  • Practitioners involved in SCM, logistics, operations management, software engineering

The Author

Dr. Christian A. Ullrich obtained his doctorate degree at Bielefeld University (chair of business administration, management accounting & operations management), Germany.


Operations research Supply chain contracting Supply chain management Supply chain scheduling  Integrated production & transportation scheduling

Authors and affiliations

  • Christian Alexander Ullrich
    • 1
  1. 1.BielefeldGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer Gabler, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-03768-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-03769-7
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