Manufacturer's pricing strategies in cooperative and non-cooperative advertising supply chain under retail competition

B. C. Giri, S. Sharma
2014 International Journal of Industrial Engineering Computations  
This article studies the manufacturer's pricing strategy in a supply chain with a single manufacturer and two competing retailers. The manufacturer, as a Stackelberg leader specifies wholesale prices to two retailers who face advertisement dependent demand. Based on this gaming structure, two mathematical models are developed -the cooperative advertising model where manufacturer shares a fraction of retailers' advertising costs and the non-cooperative advertising model where manufacturer does
more » ... manufacturer does not share any retailer's advertising expenses. The optimal strategies of the manufacturer and retailers are determined and a numerical example is taken to illustrate the theoretical results derived. We show that cooperative advertising policy is beneficial not only for the participating entities but also for the entire supply chain.
doi:10.5267/j.ijiec.2014.3.001 fatcat:wgulvfaifbeq3bglipp27smixe