A Cost Allocation Model for Horizontal Supply Chains

This proposal addresses the cost allocation problem in a real-time cost sharing transportation system, which results from horizontal cooperation among multiple suppliers. The research will develop an online cost-sharing mechanism by adapting existing mechanisms for use in the dynamic environment. In this problem, new customers become known in real time and the optimal total cost of service can only be approximated. The resulting model will show how horizontal cooperation could reduce the total transportation cost, and potentially lower the cost barrier for new businesses to enter the market.


  • English


  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $100,000
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    California Department of Transportation

    1227 O Street
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95843
  • Project Managers:

    Brinkerhoff, Cort

  • Performing Organizations:

    National Center for Metropolitan Transportation Research

    University of Southern California
    650 Childs Way, RGL 107
    Los Angeles, CA  United States  90089-0626
  • Principal Investigators:

    Carlsson, John

  • Start Date: 20170101
  • Expected Completion Date: 20171231
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01618721
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Metropolitan Transportation Research
  • Contract Numbers: 65A0533
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Dec 6 2016 11:11PM