Decentralized planning with an interdependent marketing-production system Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • An interdependent marketing-production planning model is developed based on control theory. The overall model is a composition of the Vidale-Wolfe model relating advertising rates to sales rates, and the HMMS production/ inventory planning model. Using the overall model as a reference point, it is shown that in certain circumstances a decentralized (separate) marketing production planning process can yield near optimal results. A transfer pricing mechanism provides the best results and several examples are presented to illustrate the cases in which decentralized planning does and does not work well.

publication date

  • January 1982

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