Coordination in closed-loop supply chains: A stochastic dynamic games perspective

Thursday, January 13, 2022 11:00to12:00

Dynamic Games and Applications Seminar

Speaker: Georges Zaccour – Department of Decision Sciences, HEC Montréal, Canada

Webinar link
Webinar ID: 841 3695 9888
Passcode: 120834


We model a closed-loop supply chain, made up of one manufacturer and one retailer, as a stochastic dynamic game. This paradigm allows us to capture the strategic interactions between the agents, the intertemporal nature of the return of past-sold products for remanufacturing, and the uncertainty in the parameter values. We characterize and compare the solutions in three scenarios. In the no-sharing scenario, we assume that the manufacturer alone incurs the cost of the green activities aimed at incentivizing consumers to return previously purchased products at the end of their useful life. In the second scenario, namely, reverse revenue sharing contract (RRSC), the retailer shares the cost of the green activities and the manufacturer transfers part of its revenues to the retailer. Finally, for completeness and comparative purposes, we also determine the solution in the vertically integrated supply chain. Numerical experiments are discussed.

(with Elnaz Kanani Kuchesfehani and Elena Parilina)

Back to top