Quality improvement in competing supply chains

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Author(s)

  • Gang Xie
  • Shouyang Wang
  • K. K. Lai

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Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)262-270
Journal / PublicationInternational Journal of Production Economics
Volume134
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011

Abstract

In this study, we consider quality improvement in a given segment of the market, shared by two suppliermanufacturer 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, Nashs non-cooperative game is implemented. Numerical experiments illustrate the mechanism and some related issues are discussed. © 2011 Elsevier B.V.

Research Area(s)

  • Competition, Coordination, Quality improvement, Supply chain

Citation Format(s)

Quality improvement in competing supply chains. / Xie, Gang; Wang, Shouyang; Lai, K. K.
In: International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 134, No. 1, 11.2011, p. 262-270.

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