12th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management

A Game Theory Analytics for Intelligent Technology Developments for Robust Supply Chain Management

Rofin TM, Sarin Raju, S Pavan Kumar & Prof. Sardar M N Islam (Naz)
Publisher: IEOM Society International
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Track: Supply Chain and Logistic Competition

This paper develops an innovative new game theory analytics that academics and practitioners can adopt to develop intelligent technologies for efficient and robust supply chain management. Long-period disruptions were new to the global supply chains, and the disruptions associated with COVID-19 was an actual check on the robustness claim of supply chains. Unavailability of raw materials and workers, poor logistic facilities etc., created unparalleled disruptions for production units during the lock-down period of COVID-19. There are many studies in analyzing and modelling disruptions in the Dual-Channel Supply Chain (DCSC). However, there is no existing literature in the field of COVID -19 related disruptions in the DCSC consisting of retailers and e-tailers. Moreover, there is no literature in this area where a game theory framework, the most suitable framework for modelling the DCSC,  has been used for DCSC. In this study, we check the impact of lock-down induced production disruptions on consisting of the manufacturer, retailer and e-tailer in a game theory framework. We employ game theory to model the interaction for developing supply chain analytics for managing supply chains robustly. We have obtained the channel partner’s optimal pricing decisions, order quantity, and profitability during the pre-lock-down and lock-down periods. After that, we compare the models to quantify the increase or decrease in optimal decisions. We found that the optimal price increased, and optimal order quantity and profit decreased for all the channel partners. Academics and practitioners can adopt the proposed game theory analytics to develop intelligent technologies for the efficient and robust supply chain management. The proposed Nash algorithm can be implanted by Python game theory software to develop an intelligent system.

Published in: 12th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Istanbul, Turkey

Publisher: IEOM Society International
Date of Conference: March 7-10, 2022

ISBN: 978-1-7923-6131-9
ISSN/E-ISSN: 2169-8767