Georges Zaccour – Professor, Department of Decision Sciences, HEC Montréal, Canada
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)