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The First Use of a Combined Value Auction for Transportation Services

Ledyard, John O. and Olson, Mark A. and Porter, David and Swanson, Joseph A. and Torma, David P. (2000) The First Use of a Combined Value Auction for Transportation Services. Social Science Working Paper, 1093. California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA. (Unpublished)

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Sears, Roebuck and Co. is one of the largest procurers of trucking services in the world through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Sears Logistics Services (SLS). SLS controls supply chain elements that originate at the vendor (manufacturer) through distribution centers to retail stores, and from vendor to distribution centers to cross dock facilities. This case examines a major change in the method Sears used in contracting for truckload carrier services for this supply chain. It provides a pioneering example of complex business to business e-Commerce.

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Additional Information:Published as Ledyard, J.O., Olson, M., Porter, D., Swanson, J.A., & Torma, D.P. (2002). The first use of a combined-value auction for transportation services. Interfaces, 32(5), 4-12.
Group:Social Science Working Papers
Subject Keywords:Games/group decisions: bidding/auctions. Transportation: costs
Series Name:Social Science Working Paper
Issue or Number:1093
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Deposited By: Jacquelyn Bussone
Deposited On:09 Aug 2017 18:47
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