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Title
Determining collaborative profits in coalitions formed by two partners with varying characteristics
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Abstract
Horizontal logistic collaboration offers a great opportunity for companies to reduce their distribution costs. By forming a coalition and carrying out a joint operational plan, companies are able to achieve a larger profit. The extent of this profit is, however, highly dependent on the partners that form the coalition and the characteristics of their operations. Different companies might have different requirements and could enforce different restrictions on the joint operational plan. In this paper, we discuss a simulation study carried out to analyse the effects of different partner characteristics on the coalitions performance. We evaluate coalitions formed by partners with different characteristics, and analyse how these complement each other. In this way, we are able to identify opportunities for very profitable collaborations that are missed by other studies.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Transportation research: part C: emerging technologies. - New York, N.Y.
Publication
New York, N.Y. : 2016
ISSN
0968-090X
Volume/pages
70(2016), p. 171-184
ISI
000383523200014
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Creation 19.09.2016
Last edited 05.12.2017
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