—The problem of assigning purchases among multiple offers lots is easy and quick to resolve since its underlying complexity is related to the elected ordination algorithm. We have chosen a programming language which implements the algorithm "merge sort" and whose behavior in the worst case scenario is O (N log N). This algorithm is already implemented in sophisticated languages such as Perl, Phyton or Java.
—Lots, reverse auction, sorting method.
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Cite: David de la Fuente, Jesús Lozano, Nazario García, Alberto Gómez, Isabel Fernández, and Borja Ponte, "Assignment of Purchases to Suppliers through a Reverse Auction with Multiple Offers of Lots," Journal of Economics, Business and Management vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 83-87, 2015.