An empirical study on coalition formation and cost/savings allocation

Authors: Audy, Jean-FrançoisD'Amours, SophieRönnqvist, Mikael
Abstract: Interest has been raised by the recent identification of potential savings through collaborative planning in logistics operations. Even though substantial savings can be realized, two key questions exist: (i) how should potential savings be divided among a group of collaborating companies and (ii) among potential collaborating companies, how should collaborating group(s) be formed? These two questions are studied in a specific context: among potential collaborating companies; a subset, denoted the leading companies, performs collaborative planning on behalf of the others and together, they initiate formation of a collaborating group. We use the concept of a business model to detail such context. Based on the literature on network formation where potential savings are modelled by a cooperative game, four business models are explored in four different subsets of leading companies. We propose a network model as a method to determine the stable collaborating group in each computation. A case study including eight forest companies is described and analyzed. Results show that very different solution characteristics can be achieved depending on the business model selected
Document Type: Article de recherche
Issue Date: 16 September 2011
Open Access Date: Restricted access
Document version: VoR
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/71766
This document was published in: International journal of production economics, Vol 136 (1), 13-27 (2012)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpe.2011.08.027
Alternative version: 10.1016/j.ijpe.2011.08.027
Collection:Articles publiés dans des revues avec comité de lecture

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