题目：Burden of Information: A Capacitated Supplier Encroaches on a Less Informed Buyer
报告人：加拿大西安大略大学 Hubert PUN（潘兆铭）副教授
In nowadays'complex business environment, firms often have conflicting relationship. They can be supply chain partners, but at the same time, they can be competitors. Capacity is often limited and so the supplier is facing the dilemma of whether to reserve the capacity for itself or to supply to the buyer. Prior researches have examined this problem in a perfect information setting, but in reality, supplier often has private information on its own capacity. In this research, we consider a channel-conflict environment in which a supplier has private information on its own capacity. The buyer decides on the order quantity and the supplier decides on how much to sell directly to customers. We find that the supplier can be worse off while the buyer can be better off from the supplier’s private information. Our results also show that the buyer can benefit from a more capacitated supplier. From a managerial perspective, our research demonstrates that the supplier may prefer to sell to a better-informed buyer, but yet the buyer may be reluctant to develop advanced informational capabilities.
潘兆铭博士任教于加拿大西安大略大学毅伟商学院管理科学系,屡获毅伟院长以及大学学生会的教学表扬奖。潘博士的研究重点包括市场推广与运营的关系、合作性供应链管理和医护运营管理。其硏究成果获行内高度认可，并在包括Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, Decision Sciences等国际期刊发表多篇论文。2016 至今，担任International Journal of Production Research 副编辑。