A supplement to "A generalized algebraic model for optimizing inventory decisions in a centralized or decentralized multi-stage multi-firm supply chain"
In this supplement, a number of integrated models under the integer multiplier coordination mechanism is generalized by allowing complete backorders penalized by not only linear but also fixed costs for some/all retailers. The optimal solution to such a three-stage generalized model is algebraically derived, from which optimal expressions for some well-known models are deduced. In addition, an expression for sharing the coordination benefits is modified, and a numerical example for illustrative purposes is presented. A ready future research work involving extension of the generalized model is suggested to conclude the supplement.
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Volume (Year): 47 (2011)
Issue (Month): 5 (September)
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