The impact of collaborative transportation management on demand disruption of manufacturing supply chains

Jing Li, Tung Sun Chan

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This paper describes the impact of collaborative transportation management (CTM) on the performance of manufacturing supply chains using a multi-agent approach. Two supply chain models (with and without CTM) are proposed to show how it realises the real operational interactions between different supply chain partners under demand disruption. Simulation results of the proposed models reveal the evolution of the CTM supply chain with demand disruption. The dynamic delivery ability and order point which are caused by demand disruption in the CTM supply chain are investigated. The results indicate that CTM can significantly reduce costs and improve the flexibility of companies in handling demand disruption problems. It is suggested that CTM is an efficient mechanism to manage supply chains, especially under a demand disruption environment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5635-5650
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Production Research
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2012


  • Collaborative transportation management
  • Dynamic order points
  • Flexible delivery
  • Multi-agent simulation
  • Supply chain management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Strategy and Management

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