Multi-product supply chain horizontal network integration: Models, theory, and computational results

Anna Nagurney, Trisha Woolley, Qiang Qiang

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In this paper, we develop multi-product supply chain network models with explicit capacities, before and after their horizontal integration. In addition, we propose a measure, which allows one to quantify and assess, from a supply chain network perspective, the synergy benefits associated with the integration of multi-product firms through mergers/acquisitions. We utilize a system-optimization perspective for the model development and provide the variational inequality formulations, which are then utilized to propose a computational procedure which fully exploits the underlying network structure. We illustrate the theoretical and computational framework with numerical examples. This paper is a contribution to the literatures of supply chain integration and mergers and acquisitions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)333-349
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Transactions in Operational Research
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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