Title: Management of divergent production network using decentralised multi-level capacitated lot-sizing models

Authors: Nesrine Zoghlami; Atour Taghipour; Christophe Merlo; Mourad Abed

Addresses: Laboratoire d'Automatique Génie Informatique et Signal (LAGIS), UMR CNRS 8219, Ecole Centrale de Lille BP 48 59650, France ' University of Le Havre, 25 Rue Philippe Lebon, 76600 Le Havre, France ' Ecole Superieure des Technologies Industrielles (ESTIA), Technopole Izarbel, 64210 Bidart, France ' UVHC, LAMIH, UMRCNRS8201, Campus du Mont Houy, 59300 Famars, France

Abstract: Coordination between manufacturing organisations plays an important and an essential role in performance improvement of all members of supply networks. To achieve a coordinated plan, information sharing is considered as an essential tool, which facilitates the coordination of operations planning. In the real world, sharing the strategic information can be considered as a risk for independent organisations. So many autonomous organisations do not prefer to exchange this information to their partners but the main question is how the coordination can be achieved without these information. This paper seeks to demonstrate how an incentive system can be used and can affect the problem of supply network operations planning coordination when the organisations do not prefer to exchange the strategic information. Our work presents a general approach in order to manage a divergent supply network. Our objective is to show that network coordination of plans can be achieved without exchange of strategic information.

Keywords: supply divergent network; coordination; manufacturing systems; information sharing operations planning; supply chain; linear programming; optimisation; incentive systems; multi-level capacitated lot-sizing.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSTL.2016.078686

International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics, 2016 Vol.8 No.5, pp.590 - 604

Received: 11 Jul 2014
Accepted: 06 Mar 2015

Published online: 01 Sep 2016 *

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