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Supply chain coordination of loss-averse newsvendor with contract

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3 Author(s)
Zhang, Long ; CIMS Engineering Research Center, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China ; Song, Shiji ; Wu, Cheng

This paper studies a supply chain model in which a single supplier sells a single product to a single retailer who faces the newsvendor problem. The retailer is loss averse. The results show that the optimal production quantity with decentralized decision making with a wholesale price contract is less than that with centralized decision making. The supply chain can achieve channel coordination with buy back and target rebate contracts. With buy back contracts, the supply chain system profits can be allocated arbitrarily between the supplier and retailer. A new kind of contract, the incremental buy back contract, gives similar results as with the buy back contract. The advantages and drawbacks of these three types of contracts are analyzed with numerical examples.

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Tsinghua Science and Technology  (Volume:10 ,  Issue: 2 )

Date of Publication:

April 2005

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