A Bayesian Incentive Compatible Mechanism for Decentralized Supply Chain Formation

@article{Narahari2007ABI,
  title={A Bayesian Incentive Compatible Mechanism for Decentralized Supply Chain Formation},
  author={Y. Narahari and Nikesh Kumar Srivastava},
  journal={The 9th IEEE International Conference on E-Commerce Technology and The 4th IEEE International Conference on Enterprise Computing, E-Commerce and E-Services (CEC-EEE 2007)},
  year={2007},
  pages={315-322}
}
In this paper, we consider a decentralized supply chain formation problem for linear, multi-echelon supply chains when the managers of the individual echelons are autonomous, rational, and intelligent. At each echelon, there is a choice of service providers and the specific problem we solve is that of determining a cost-optimal mix of service providers so as to achieve a desired level of end-to-end delivery performance. The problem can be broken up into two sub-problems following a mechanism… CONTINUE READING