Modeling and existence of enterprise synergy mechanisms. (Chinese. English summary) Zbl 1193.90021

Summary: Cooperation between companies provides synergy, through improved supply chain coordination. This paper gives a formal definition of the enterprise synergy problem (ESP) and criteria for the existence of the ESP mechanism. The ESP is defined as the optimal status of the overall supply chain for a given set of mechanisms on the condition that each enterprise in the chain gains its satisfied utility. The proof of the existence of a given set of mechanisms shows that an arbitrary supply chain can achieve synergy as long as its members are sufficiently concerned about long-term targets.


90B05 Inventory, storage, reservoirs
91A12 Cooperative games
91A20 Multistage and repeated games
91A80 Applications of game theory