A two-level programming method for collaborative scheduling in construction supply chain management

Xiaolong Xue, Chengshuang Sun, Yaowu Wang, Qiping Shen

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There are increasing requirements for collaborative scheduling (CS) in supply chain management (SCM). CS in construction supply chain (CSC), which involves multiple partners, such as general contractor, subcontractors, and material suppliers, can be seen as a multilevel decision-making system with hierarchical structure. Adopting the decomposition-coordination thought of large scale system theory and using the multilevel programming theory, a two-level programming model for CS decision making is established to find satisfactory solution for every partner in CSC This model has the merit of paying attention to die maximization of profit or minimization of cost of all partners located at different decision-making level in CS process. The algorithm of this model is provided, which is combined with the first level programming adopting simulated annealing algorithm and second level programming using discrete search algorithm. Finally, an illustrative example of CS in a CSC is presented. The two-level programming method provides a new way to improve collaborative decision making in CSC This research makes a contribution to the body of knowledge of scheduling.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCooperative Design, Visualization, and Engineering - 4th International Conference, CDVE 2007, Proceedings
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
Event4th International Conference on Cooperative Design, Visualization, and Engineering, CDVE 2007 - Shanghai, China
Duration: 16 Sep 200720 Sep 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4674 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference4th International Conference on Cooperative Design, Visualization, and Engineering, CDVE 2007


  • Collaborative scheduling
  • Construction industry
  • Supply chain
  • Two-level programming

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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