What is a Supernetwork?
A Supernetwork is a network, consisting of nodes, links, and flows, that is over and above existing networks.
versus Shopping Supernetwork Conceptualization
versus Commuting Supernetwork Example
A Supernetwork may be multitiered and multilevel as in supply chains and financial networks with intermediation.
Chain Multitiered/Multilevel Supernetwork Example
Financial Network with Intermediation
A Supernetwork may have additional nodes, links, and paths to capture decision-making options such as in combined transportation and location decision-making.
Transformation for a Transportation/Location Decision-Making Example
A Supernetwork may involve decision-makers who are faced with distinct criteria such as time, monetary cost, opportunity cost, risk, and/or safety.