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Quality improvement in competing supply chains

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  • Xie, Gang
  • Wang, Shouyang
  • Lai, K.K.
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    In this study, we consider quality improvement in a given segment of the market, shared by two supplier-manufacturer supply chains which offer a given product at the same price but compete on quality. The mechanism on the selection of supply chain structures and quality improvement strategies of the two supply chains is described. In particular, we analyze three possible structure combinations: two integrated supply chains, two decentralized supply chains, and one integrated and one decentralized supply chains. Between the supply chains, Nash's non-cooperative game is implemented. Numerical experiments illustrate the mechanism and some related issues are discussed.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal International Journal of Production Economics.

    Volume (Year): 134 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 1 (November)
    Pages: 262-270

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:proeco:v:134:y:2011:i:1:p:262-270

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    Keywords: Supply chain Competition Coordination Quality improvement;

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    Cited by:
    1. Ma, Peng & Wang, Haiyan & Shang, Jennifer, 2013. "Supply chain channel strategies with quality and marketing effort-dependent demand," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 144(2), pages 572-581.
    2. Liu, Wei-hua & Xie, Dong & Xu, Xue-cai, 2013. "Quality supervision and coordination of logistic service supply chain under multi-period conditions," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 142(2), pages 353-361.
    3. Chen, Chialin & Zhang, Jun & Delaurentis, Teresa, 2014. "Quality control in food supply chain management: An analytical model and case study of the adulterated milk incident in China," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 152(C), pages 188-199.

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