Assessing partnership savings in horizontal cooperation by planning linked deliveries

@inproceedings{AdensoDaz2015AssessingPS,
  title={Assessing partnership savings in horizontal cooperation by planning linked deliveries},
  author={Belarmino Adenso-D{\'i}az and Santiago Lozano and Santiago Garcia-Carbajal and Kate Smith-Miles},
  year={2015}
}
Cooperation through the supply chain has been seen as one of the most efficient ways of reducing costs and gaining competitiveness. Although many studies have considered vertical cooperation within a supply chain, less attention has been given to the benefits of logistics cooperation with other companies outside the same supply chain but providing similar services. For instance, empty returns can be avoided if a company can profit from cooperating with a partner to meet their complementary… CONTINUE READING