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Advances in Production Engineering & Management
Volume 12 | Number 2 | June 2017 | pp 185–195


A study on the manufacturing decision-making and optimization of hybrid-channel supply chain for original equipment manufacturer
Zhu, X.D.; Li, B.Y.; Wang, Z.

OEM production model can achieve an effective integration of internal and external resources, and the brand owner's brand premium and manufacturer's production advantage are the key elements of the model. When manufacturers have both OEM channels and direct sales, the competition and cooperation relationships between them and the brand owners become even more complicated when the hybrid channels exist. In order to better study the operation and management of the supply chains of OEM production with the hybrid channels, the operating conditions and optimization mechanism for the supply chain of OEM production with the hybrid channels were analyzed under both a centralized and decentralized decision making scenarios through the construction of a two-stage closed-loop supply chain model involving both manufacturers and brand owners. We found that the existence of hybrid channel depends on the brand owner's premium level which is limited by the manufacturer's production costs. There is a section on the premium level of brand owner and the hybrid channel exists in both a decentralized and a centralized decision making paradigms. By optimizing manufacturers' production costs and brand owner's premium level, the profits of both parties involved in the supply chain of OEM production with the hybrid channels, as well as the general profit of the system, can be improved. The system profit under a centralized decision making scenario is greater than that of a decen-tralized case. If the redistribution is made for the increase in the optimized system profit by leveraging the profit stratified ratio of OEM channels of a decentralized decision making approach, then there is a possibility of achieving the Pareto optimization.

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Keywords • Manufacturing, Supply chain, Supply chain management, Original equipment manufacturer, Decision-making optimization
Corresponding authorZhu, X.D.
Article history • Received 2 December 2016, Revised 15 April 2017, Accepted 17 April 2017
Published on-line • 31 May 2017

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