Just-in-time deliveries are crucial for many industries. They are particularly essential when the properties of the delivered resource or the demanding processes are sensitive in time. Rigid, centralized planning tends to fail, especially in dynamic environments with distributed decisions and control. Under the constraints of distributed decisions and control, auctions promise an efficient allocation of resources. However, a dedicated design of auctions for just-in-time deliveries, which can be incorporated into the design of an IT artifact, is still lacking. We contribute a linear and a quadratic multi-attribute scoring rule for an automated execution by software. We evaluate the artifact in a simulation experiment and reveal the effects of the scoring rules for just-in-time deliveries. Our results provide evidence that the artifact effectively coordinates just-in-time deliveries, which also holds when considering one additional side constraint.
Hubl, Marvin; Mueller, Marcus; and Merkert, Johannes, "Coordination of Just-in-Time Deliveries with Multi-attribute Auctions" (2015). Wirtschaftsinformatik Proceedings 2015. 7.