A bi-level programming model for decentralized manufacturer-distributer supply chain considering cooperative advertising

Omid Amirtaheri, M. Zandieh, Behrouz Dorri
2017 Scientia Iranica. International Journal of Science and Technology  
This paper studies a bi-level decentralized supply chain consisting of one manufacturer and one distributor. Along with global advertising, the manufacturer participates in part of local advertising expenditure incurred by the distributor. Bi-level programming is applied to model the relationship between the manufacturer and distributer under two power scenarios of Stackelberg game framework. In the rst scenario, we consider the manufacturer as the leader and in the latter, we allow the
more » ... e allow the distributer to act as the dominant member of the supply chain. In order to tackle bi-level programming models, a meta-heuristic genetic algorithm with hierarchical structure is developed for each scenario and optimal policies for the members in terms of pricing, advertising, inventory, and demand allocation are determined. Finally, several computational experiments are conducted on the data obtained from an automotive spare parts supply chain to demonstrate the validity of the developed models and compare the bene ts of members as well as of the entire system.
doi:10.24200/sci.2017.4416 fatcat:3hvhagr5ebecdl5afewmkgifeu