Title
Determining collaborative profits in coalitions formed by two partners with varying characteristics Determining collaborative profits in coalitions formed by two partners with varying characteristics
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Applied Economics
Publication type
article
Publication
New York, N.Y. ,
Subject
Economics
Source (journal)
Transportation research: part C: emerging technologies. - New York, N.Y.
Volume/pages
70(2016) , p. 171-184
ISSN
0968-090X
ISI
000383523200014
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
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.
E-info
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/iruaauth/a87c4e/135305.pdf
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