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|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|20550||2009||10 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||7371 کلمه|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Omega, Volume 37, Issue 4, August 2009, Pages 801–810
A special form of the single-period inventory problem (newsvendor problem) with a known demand and stochastic supply (yield) is studied. A general analytic solution for two types of yield risks, additive and multiplicative, is described. Numerical examples demonstrate the solutions for special cases of uniform distribution yield risks. An analysis of a two-tier supply chain of customer and producer reveals that the customer may find it optimal to order more than is needed, since a larger order increases the producer's optimal production quantity.
In this paper a special form of the single-period inventory problem (newsvendor problem) with a known demand and stochastic supply (yield) is explored. Two types of yield risks are considered: additive and multiplicative. The model is then extended for achieving supply chain coordination and integration. In the first part of the paper we consider a special form of the newsvendor problem with a fixed and known demand and a random yield. We analyze the problem under additive and multiplicative yield risks and derive the optimal production quantity. The motivation for exploring the problem is derived from the numerous real world examples where a producer receives a firm order from a buyer for some given quantity, but the production system has a random yield. Production systems with random yield can be found particularly in agriculture (such as for the production of vegetables or eggs), the chemical industry (such as for the production of special chemicals or tailor made chemicals) and the electronics industry (such as for the production of special processors or silicon chips). Specific problems that may arise include how many lettuce plants must a farmer sow to supply a requirement for a given quantity of lettuce; how many tons of raw materials should a chemist use for producing a special chemical to supply a given quantity for his customer; how many silicon chips must Intel® produce in order to supply enough chips to pass a quality test and meet its customer demands? On the one hand, randomness, quality problems and nonconformity may reduce quantities of end products, while on the other hand, overproduction may increase production costs, holding costs and even cause high destruction costs in the case of dangerous chemicals that are not needed. In the second part, we extend the newsvendor model to include the distributor problem. The distributor, who is situated in the middle of the supply chain between the producer and the end user, has private information about the demand of the customer (the end user). The distributor's problem involves determining the optimal quantity that should be ordered with the aim of urging the producer to produce the appropriate quantity that the end user needs under random yield. The purchase of goods by a distributor (or retailer) from a producer which is then resold to some end user is a common phenomenon in various businesses. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., for example, a large retailer with many suppliers, like many other large retailers, has significant market power over its suppliers due to its size and direct access to end users. Therefore, the formulation of a model with extra power to a distributor over his producers can be justified. We formulate the distributor's problem of finding the optimal order quantity as a mathematical programming problem, where the producer's problem of finding the optimal production quantity is a constraint in the distributor's mathematical programming problem. Although the distributor can calibrate the producer's production decision by various means (buyback price, coordination contract, etc.), we believe that setting the order size as a coordination mechanism is a preferred tool. The main advantage is that the distributor does not have to negotiate frequently with the producer about prices, quantity discounts, buyback, risk sharing or other parameters, which can be left to the determination of market forces. Nowadays dynamic markets, prices and other parameters can change rapidly due to external forces. Consequently, it is clear to supply chain members that as a result of external demands, order quantities can change from time to time due to customers’ needs and demands. Therefore, frequent changes in order quantities would not be a cause for renegotiation, unless the supply chain members look for a long-term commitment. Long-term commitment in present day dynamic markets with many new opportunities for supply are usually not desired. Our solution for supplier–buyer coordination without any special agreement beyond a common order size under regular market conditions avoids these obstacles. Moreover, our model can be modified to take into consideration possibilities of changes in buyback price, purchasing price or other parameters which may improve the consolidated profit (distributor+producer) by more tightened supply chain integration. The results of the paper can be applied in two ways. One is for a producer who has a single-period inventory problem with a known demand and stochastic yield to solve the problem by setting the optimal production quantity from his/her point of view. The other way is for a distributor to use his/her power for channel coordination by calculating the optimal quantity to be ordered from the producer to maximize profits. It is interesting to note that under some conditions, it is optimal for the distributor to order more than the customer needs. When that happens, a larger order is better for the producer and may even be to the end-users’ advantage as well since it increases the probability of full supply.
نتیجه گیری انگلیسی
In this paper we analyzed and solved a special case of a single-period inventory problem with two types of yields risks: multiplicative and additive. We illustrated the solutions numerically for some special cases of uniform distribution yield risks. For both types of risks, we extended the analysis to take into account the supply chain between the producer and the distributor. We showed that the distributor's problem can be formulated as a mathematical programming problem, where the optimum solution of the producer is a constraint. We also illustrated the solutions for the distributor's problem numerically for some special cases of uniform distribution yield risks. The models that were developed here can be applied at both the producer level and the distributor level. Although the distributor can calibrate the producer's production decision by various means, we believe that setting the order size as a coordination mechanism is a preferred tool. The advantage of the order size mechanism as a channel coordination tool is that the distributor will not have to negotiate frequently with the producer about prices, quantity discounts, buyback, risk sharing or other similar parameters which can increase coordination, but rather these factors can be left to market forces. Nonetheless, our models can be modified to take into consideration possibilities of changes in buyback price, purchasing price or other parameters which may improve the consolidated profit for the supply chain members by more tightened supply chain integration. The optimization equations (13) and (14) for multiplicative production risk and (18) and (19) for additive risk can be optimized by adjusting the selling price per unit S1, the holding cost h1 and the shortage cost π1, and not only by setting the order size D1. The solution of such multi-variable optimization problems is more complex and is a topic for future research.