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Cost allocation in the establishment of a collaborative transportation agreement - an application in the furniture industry

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Cost allocation in the establishment of a collaborative transportation agreement - an application in the furniture industry
: Transportation is an important part of the Canadian furniture industry supply chain. Even though there are often several manufacturers shipping in the same market region, coordination between two or more manufacturers is rare. Recently, important potential cost-savings and delivery time reduction have been identified through transportation collaboration. In this paper, we propose and test, on a case study involving four furniture companies, a logistics scenario that allows transportation collaboration. Moreover, we address the key issue of cost-savings sharing, especially when heterogeneous requirements by each collaborating company impact the cost-savings. To do so, we propose a new cost allocation method that is validated through a case study. Sensibility analysis and details about the actual outcome of the case study complete the discussion.
Jean-François Audy, Sophie D'Amours, L.-M.
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Type Journal
Year 2011
Where JORS
Authors Jean-François Audy, Sophie D'Amours, L.-M. Rousseau
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