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Quality supervision and coordination of logistic service supply chain under multi-period conditions


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  • Liu, Wei-hua
  • Xie, Dong
  • Xu, Xue-cai
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    Quality supervision and coordination are critical in realising successful cooperation in the logistics service supply chain (LSSC). To build a closer partnership in the supply chain, collaboration in the LSSC presents multi-period features. Therefore, the study on the quality of decision-making problems under multi-period conditions in the LSSC is practical. Logistic service quality is not easy to measure. Hence, this paper proposes a multi-period quality coordination model based on the single-period quality coordination model in a two-echelon LSSC, and establishes a new model in a three-echelon LSSC when the logistics service integrator (LSI) is punished. Simulation results indicate that under multi-period cooperation conditions, the LSI tends to make rapid decisions when punishment intensity is below the critical value. Moreover, for the three-echelon LSSC, the final equilibrium between sub-LSI and ultimate FLSP is not associated with punishment intensity that the LSI sets against the sub-LSI.

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

    Volume (Year): 142 (2013)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 353-361

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:proeco:v:142:y:2013:i:2:p:353-361

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    Keywords: Multi-period; Logistics service supply chain (LSSC); Quality coordination; Mixed nash equilibrium;


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    1. 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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