Optimizing supply chain collaboration based on joint replenishment and channel coordination

Tsung Hui Chen, Jen Ming Chen

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This paper proposes a joint replenishment program coupled with a channel coordination practice, to investigate their effect on supply chain improvements. We formulated several supply chain models, with a manufacturer supplying a family of products to a retailer, and the products sharing a common production facility. The models illustrate the challenge of integrating multi-items with multi-echelon production and replenishment. In addition, a saving-sharing mechanism, through a quantity discount scheme, is proposed so that Pareto improvements (i.e., one party is better off and the other is no worse off) can be achieved among channel participants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)261-285
Number of pages25
JournalTransportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2005


  • Channel coordination
  • Joint replenishment
  • Pareto improvements
  • Supply chain
  • Transportation


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