Supply Chain Optimization Through Cooperative Negotiation by Using Backward Scheduling

Yoshitaka Tanimizu*, Rika Kanbara

*Corresponding author for this work

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In recent years, mass customization is an important issue in manufacturing industries. They may require a make-to-order (MTO) manufacturing system throughout the whole supply chain. Our previous researches proposed a basic three-layered supply chain model for dynamic configuration of supply chains including an MTO manufacturing system. The model consists of three model components named a client, a manufacturer, and a supplier. A negotiation process among the model components were proposed in order to enter into a lot of contracts. This paper presents a cooperative negation method between a manufacturer and a supplier. The objective is to provide a negotiation method for entering into a large amount of contracts with a client. A manufacturer adjusts the requirement of part order for a supplier by reallocating manufacturing operations backwards from the delivery time required by a client. We developed a prototype of simulation system for a three-layered supply chain. We carried out large number of computational experiments by changing experimental conditions and verified the effectiveness of the proposed negotiation method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Production Management Systems. Artificial Intelligence for Sustainable and Resilient Production Systems - IFIP WG 5.7 International Conference, APMS 2021, Proceedings
EditorsAlexandre Dolgui, Alain Bernard, David Lemoine, Gregor von Cieminski, David Romero
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783030859053
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventIFIP WG 5.7 International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems, APMS 2021 - Nantes, France
Duration: 2021 Sept 52021 Sept 9

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Volume632 IFIP
ISSN (Print)1868-4238
ISSN (Electronic)1868-422X


ConferenceIFIP WG 5.7 International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems, APMS 2021


  • Backward scheduling
  • Cooperative negation
  • Job-shop scheduling
  • Make-to-Order (MTO) manufacturing
  • Supply chain configuration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems and Management


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