Market Efficiency, Sales Competition, and the Bullwhip Effect in the TAC SCM Tournaments [chapter]

Patrick R. Jordan, Christopher Kiekintveld, Jason Miller, Michael P. Wellman
Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The TAC SCM tournament is moving into its fourth year. In an effort to track agent progress, we present a benchmark market efficiency comparison for the tournament, in addition to prior measures of agent competency through customer bidding. Using these benchmarks we find statistically significant increases in intratournament market efficiency, whereas agents are generally decreasing in manufacturer market power. We find that agent market share and bid efficiency have increased while the
more » ... of average sales prices has been significantly reduced. Additionally, we test for a statistical relationship between agent profits and the bullwhip effect.
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-72502-2_5 dblp:conf/atal/JordanKMW06 fatcat:i7wyb3d4qrau5j3hjg3aoqfcfm