Collaborative planning with benefit balancing in Dynamic Supply Loops

P. Egri, A. Döring, T. Timm, J. Váncza

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The paper discusses collaboration and cooperation in supply networks and presents a planning mechanism whose assumptions are motivated by the automotive industry. The mechanism called Dynamic Supply Loops (DSL) is decentralized, warrants local planning autonomy and works with a relatively simple information exchange protocol between immediate partners in a supply chain. By balancing the benefit of cooperation between the partners, DSL also provides incentive to give up local optima against a globally more beneficial solution. DSL is open to embed standard planning techniques and novel incentive schemes alike. Simulation results on a multi-echelon multi-period model show that DSL outperforms traditional upstream planning and facilitates channel coordination.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)226-233
Number of pages8
JournalCIRP Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 14 2011


  • Automotive
  • Collaboration
  • Planning
  • Supply chain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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