Supply Chain Competition with Information Sharing
Given the case of two competing supply chains each consisting of one manufacturer and one retailer, we explore whether the retailers should share the market demand information they know with their manufacturers when the manufacturers do not know the same specific demand information. We also determine the optimal pricing policy and total profit for the retailers when each chain either shares or does not share market demand information. We find that sharing information is always more profitable for both retailer and supply chain.
Daizhong Su, Kai Xue and Shifan Zhu
R. Y. He et al., "Supply Chain Competition with Information Sharing", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 486, pp. 309-312, 2011