Coordination of the Supply Chain as a as a Distributed Decision Making Problem

  • Christoph Schneeweiss
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 472)


The paper gives an overview on various kinds of coordination within the supply chain. In doing so, it relies on a taxonomy of distributed decision making describing the parties of a supply chain in a descending degree of connectedness. We are identifying those distributed decision making problems that appear to be most appropriate to capture the main features of a supply chain.


Supply Chain Information Asymmetry Supply Chain Management Decision Make Unit Principal Agent 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christoph Schneeweiss
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  1. 1.University of MannheimGermany

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