Production-inventory games: A new class of totally balanced combinatorial optimization games
|Autor||Guardiola Alcalá, Luis
Meca Martínez, Ana
Puerto Albandoz, Justo
|Departamento||Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Estadística e Investigación Operativa|
|Publicado en||Games and Economic Behavior, 65(1), 205-219|
|Tipo de documento||Artículo|
|Resumen||In this paper we introduce a new class of cooperative games that arise from production-inventory problems. Several agents have to cover their demand over a finite time horizon and shortages are allowed. Each agent has its ...
In this paper we introduce a new class of cooperative games that arise from production-inventory problems. Several agents have to cover their demand over a finite time horizon and shortages are allowed. Each agent has its own unit production, inventory-holding and backlogging cost. Cooperation among agents is given by sharing production processes and warehouse facilities: agents in a coalition produce with the cheapest production cost and store with the cheapest inventory cost. We prove that the resulting cooperative game is totally balanced and the Owen set reduces to a singleton: the Owen point. Based on this type of allocation we find a population monotonic allocation scheme for this class of games. Finally, we point out the relationship of the Owen point with other well-known allocation rules such as the nucleolus and the Shapley value.
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