Supply chain competition with information sharing

Rong Yao He, Zhong Kai Xiong, Yu Xiong

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Given the case of two competing supply chains each consisting of one manufacturer and one retailer, we explore whether the retailers should share the market demand information they know with their manufacturers when the manufacturers do not know the same specific demand information. We also determine the optimal pricing policy and total profit for the retailers when each chain either shares or does not share market demand information. We find that sharing information is always more profitable for both retailer and supply chain.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-312
Number of pages4
JournalKey Engineering Materials
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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