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Solutions to the request reassignment problem in collaborative carrier networks

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  • Berger, Susanne
  • Bierwirth, Christian
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    The paper considers an arrangement for exchanging transportation requests to facilitate collaboration among independent carriers. The goal is to maximize the total profit without decreasing the individual profit of the carriers. Two solution approaches are developed for this problem involving decentralized control and auction based exchange mechanisms. The results are compared with those obtained without collaboration and by a centralized control. They indicate that horizontal collaboration pays off even in highly competitive environments.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review.

    Volume (Year): 46 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 5 (September)
    Pages: 627-638

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:transe:v:46:y:2010:i:5:p:627-638

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    Keywords: Collaborative planning Electronic exchange platform Auction mechanism Travelling salesman problem with precedence constraints;

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    1. Wang, Xin & Kopfer, Herbert & Gendreau, Michel, 2014. "Operational transportation planning of freight forwarding companies in horizontal coalitions," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 237(3), pages 1133-1141.

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