Coordinating a three level supply chain with flexible return policies

@inproceedings{Ding2006CoordinatingAT,
  title={Coordinating a three level supply chain with flexible return policies},
  author={Ding Ding and Jian Chen},
  year={2006}
}
This paper studies the coordination issue of a three level supply chain selling short life cycle products in a single period model. The manufacturer first negotiates the trade contract with the retailer, then with the supplier. We construct the so-called flexible return policy by setting the rules of pricing while postponing the determination of the final contract prices. With return policies between each pair of adjacent firms, unsold products or used modules dissembled from the unsold… CONTINUE READING
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