Z. (Zahra) Mobini Dehkordi

Erasmus School of Economics
Erasmus University Rotterdam
ERIM Doctoral Student
Field: Logistics & Information Systems
Affiliated since 2012

PhD Project

Improving Supply Chain Performance through Coordination Mechanisms

Decentralized supply chain systems in which members make decisions solely based on their own local perspectives often experience expensive inefficiencies. In fact, a locally optimal decision by one supply chain member can disadvantage another member or even the whole supply chain system. Accordingly, it is in the interest of the system as a whole to align and coordinate the decisions and activities of members in order to improve overall supply chain performance. While various models have been developed to address the issue of cooperation in different supply chain settings, there is scant literature considering this problem in systems with non-stationary demand and cost parameters over a discrete and finite time horizon. The proposed research aims to increase the efficiency of supply chain systems in such settings by designing effective and easily implementable coordination mechanisms. With the assumption of asymmetric information, design and analysis of mechanisms in which explicit cooperation among supply chain members is not possible are of particular interest.

Keywords
supply chain, coordination mechanisms, lot-sizing, asymmetric information
Time frame
2012 -
2012
February
24

Address

Visiting address

Office: Tinbergen Building H07-32
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam
Netherlands

Supervisory team

Zahra Mobini Dehkordi
Professor of Econometrics (Management Science)
Promotor
Zahra Mobini Dehkordi
Associate Professor of Opereations Research
Daily supervisor