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Development of a Composite Revenue Sharing-Quantity Flexibility Contract

  • Lumsakul, Pasuree ;
  • Luong, Huynh Trung
  • Received : 2013.01.31
  • Accepted : 2013.08.25
  • Published : 2013.09.30

Abstract

In supply chain management, the supply contract can induce collaboration and coordination among the supply chain members in order to optimize supply chain performance. Numerous supply contracts have been examined; however, some difficulties related to the application of these contracts still occur. One of the solutions is to apply the composite supply contract which can assist in the supply chain coordination. This research examines the composite contract of the revenue sharing and quantity flexibility contracts in a two-stage supply chain, which comprises a retailer and a supplier. In this research, a mathematical model of the composite contract is developed; then, the applicability of the proposed composite contract is examined by investigating its capability in terms of supply chain coordination and profit allocation. In the numerical experiments, the composite revenue sharing-quantity flexibility contract showed that it is superior to both component contracts in terms of supply chain coordination and profit allocation among supply chain members.

Keywords

Supply Contract;Composite Contract;Revenue Sharing Contract;Quantity Flexibility Contract;Supply Chain Coordination

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