Decision and coordination for competitive closed-loop supply chains with third-party collector dominated by a retailer
Yao Fengmin;Teng Chunxian;Institute of Systems Engineering, Harbin University of Science and Technology;
This paper establishes decision models under centralized and decentralized systems, respectively,to study the decision and coordination for closed-loop supply chains composed of a dominant retailer, two competing manufacturers and a third-party collector, and discusses the allocation mechanism to coordinate the closed-loop supply chain systems. The results show that regardless of the competition intensity between the manufacturers, the dominant retailer always receives more channel profits than other members. The enhancement of competition intensity between manufacturers is beneficial to expand the sales of new products and the recycling of waste products. Moreover, the channel member's cooperative strategies can effectively overcome the "double marginal" effect of closed-loop supply chain systems, and the dominant retailer always obtains greater advantages than other members from the cooperation.