In Chapter 9 the mechanism of collaboration, which is of practical relevance for profit centers of a freight forwarder, has been proposed. The aim of this chapter in the first place consists in testing the greatest possible advantages of freight forwarders’ collaboration, i.e., finding the maximal obtainable additional profit. Furthermore, in order to show the possible advantages of collaboration for single profit centers, a simplified profit sharing mechanism is proposed. The main strength of this alternative profit sharing mechanism is that its (easier) application allows calculating the individual additional profits on the aggregated level, i.e., regarding only the total (for this and in following compare [70]).


Cost Ratio Simulated Instance Insertion Heuristic Profit Center Additional Profit 
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