Cluster Computing

, Volume 22, Supplement 6, pp 14701–14707 | Cite as

Study on pricing behaviour and capacity allocation of cloud manufacturing service platform

  • Xin-yu Pan
  • Jing-zhong Ma
  • Dao-zhi ZhaoEmail author


Cloud manufacturing service platform plays a very important role in cloud manufacturing service. In this work, using the business management mode of cloud manufacturing service platform as the research object, the pricing problem in a new market structure under cloud manufacturing mode, which consists of a cloud manufacturing service user, two cloud manufacturing service providers and a monopoly cloud manufacturing service platform manufacturer, was studied. Based on the research of bilateral market theory, the pricing model of cloud manufacturing service platform is designed, and the cloud manufacturing service provider carries on Hotelling game to the service request of cloud manufacturing service consumer. Finally, the distribution result of service capability of cloud manufacturing service platform is obtained. Through solving the model, the optimal pricing strategy of cloud manufacturing service platform when profit is maximized and the optimal allocation result of production capacity of the platform are obtained. Finally, the feasibility of the model is verified by a calculation example. It is also found that the profit of cloud manufacturing service platform is inversely related to the indirect network parameters.


Cloud manufacturing Cloud manufacturing service platform Pricing Capacity allocation 



This work was financially supported by Humanities and Social Science Project of Hebei Education Department (No. ZD201721) and National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 71472134).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Economics and ManagementTangshan UniversityHebeiChina
  2. 2.College of Management and EconomicsTianjin UniversityTianjinChina

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