Logistics Process Modelling in Supply Chain – Algorithm of Coordination in the Supply Chain – Contracting

  • Katarzyna Grzybowska
  • Gábor Kovács
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 299)


Structures of a supply chain nature are "multi-actor" systems. They grapple with the lack of synchronized tasks, the lack of internal rational and often cohesion as well as uncertainty. Modern supply chains are often a series of enterprises and actions that are weakly connected with each other. Enterprises are also more involved in the internal integration than the external cooperation within the framework of the supply chain. For this reason, designing the logistics processes in these types of structures seems to be an unusually difficult task. The aim of the article is to discuss the selected process modelling methods in the supply chain on the example of one of the coordination mechanisms, i.e. contracting.


supply chain coordination process description languages modelling 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Engineering Management, Chair of Production Engineering and LogisticsPoznan University of TechnologyPoznanPoland
  2. 2.Faculty of Transportation Engineering and Vehicle Engineering, Department of Material Handling and Logistics SystemsBudapest University of Technology and EconomicsBudapestHungary

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