A competitive solution for cooperative truckload delivery

Hezarkhni, Behzad and Slikker, Marco and Van Woensel, Tom (2015) A competitive solution for cooperative truckload delivery. OR Spectrum, 38 (1). pp. 51-80. ISSN 1436-6304

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Abstract

This paper introduces a solution for gain sharing in consortia of logistic providers where joint planning of truckload deliveries enables the reduction of empty kilometers. The highly competitive nature of freight transport markets necessitates solutions that distinguish among the logistics providers based on their characteristics, even in situations with two players only. We introduce desirable properties in these situations and propose a solution that satisfies such properties. By comparing the existing solutions against the introduced properties we demonstrate the advantages of our proposed solution.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Transportation and logistics; Supply chain management; Cooperative game theory; Gain sharing
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Social Sciences > Nottingham University Business School
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00291-015-0394-y
Depositing User: Fuller, Stella
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2016 08:26
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2016 08:35
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/36957

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