Economic Station-Centered Network and Invisible Collaboration: A Cyclic vs. Semi-Cyclic View
Masayuki Matsui
Kanagawa University, Yokohama, Japan.
DOI: 10.4236/tel.2012.23063   PDF    HTML     4,614 Downloads   7,295 Views   Citations


By our past review, this paper will verify the hypothesis that the autonomous (invisible) body balancing would be better under changeable demand speed and a leading principle in the collaborative networks. This hypothesis was first utilized in the Conveyor-Serviced Production System (CSP System) with cycle time by a Station-Centered Approach to the physical networks. Recently, we are ascertaining this hypothesis in cost/profit balancing under demand speed (invisible hand) at the economic body chain networks. Generally, it becomes simpler at series (cyclic) type, but would not be so at parallel (semi-cyclic) type. Throughout this paper, we will point out the principle of autonomous (invisible) body ba-lancing by demand speed (cycle time), and would extend to a parallel (semi-cyclic) supply chain by the Station-Centered Approach. This thing would bring the invisible merit that the profit maximization occurs at the relative cost balancing of each enterprise in a series-parallel body network.

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M. Matsui, "Economic Station-Centered Network and Invisible Collaboration: A Cyclic vs. Semi-Cyclic View," Theoretical Economics Letters, Vol. 2 No. 3, 2012, pp. 344-349. doi: 10.4236/tel.2012.23063.

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