Title

Supply Chain Information Sharing in a Macro Prediction Market

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2006

Abstract

This paper aims to address supply chain partners' incentives for information sharing from an information systems design perspective. Specifically, we consider a supply chain characterized by N geographically distributed retailers who order a homogeneous product from one manufacturer. Each retailer's demand risk consists of two parts: a systematic risk part that affects all retailers and an idiosyncratic risk part that only has a local effect. We propose a macro prediction market to effectively elicit and aggregate useful information about systematic demand risk. We show that such information can be used to achieve accurate demand forecast sharing and better channel coordination in the supply chain system. Our market-based framework extends the range of information sharing beyond the supply chain system. It also opens the door for other corporate risk management opportunities to hedge against aggregate economic risk.

Keywords

Supply chain, Information sharing, Macro prediction market, Rational expectations equilibrium

Discipline

Computer Sciences | Management Information Systems | Operations Research, Systems Engineering and Industrial Engineering

Research Areas

Information Systems and Management

Publication

Decision Support Systems

Volume

42

Issue

3

First Page

1944

Last Page

1958

ISSN

0167-9236

Identifier

10.1016/j.dss.2006.05.003

Publisher

Elsevier

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dss.2006.05.003