Journal article

Contract Design with Information Asymmetry in a Supply Chain under an Emissions Trading Mechanism

Xin Ma, William Ho, Ping Ji, Srinivas Talluri

DECISION SCIENCES | WILEY | Published : 2018


We aim to design an appropriate sourcing mechanism with information asymmetry in a supply chain with one manufacturer and multiple suppliers subject to an emissions trading scheme. The manufacturer purchases raw materials from suppliers, who hold private information regarding the green degree—that is, the unit emission rates—of their raw materials. An appropriate strategy must be adopted by the manufacturer for the contract design, including a series of payments and the order quantities; the suppliers are subsequently invited to bid for the contracts. The basic model is formulated to assist the manufacturer in designing a reasonable contract for a single supplier. The characteristics of the ..

View full abstract