Manufacturer and retailer coordination for environmental and economic competitiveness: A power perspective

Xu Chen, Xiaojun Wang, Hing Kai Chan

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Abstract

This study examines the role of power relationship and coordination in sustainable supply chain management. We investigate a two-echelon supply chain that consists of a manufacturer and a retailer whose customer demand is carbon emission sensitive. Using the game-theoretic approach, we compare the equilibrium solutions under three supply chain power structures to analyse the effect of power relationship on supply chain decisions and sustainability performance. A two-part tariff contract is designed to coordinate the supply chain. The findings provide important managerial insights that can help firms develop a better understanding of power relationship and coordination in achieving sustainability goals.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)268–281
Number of pages14
JournalTransportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review
Volume97
Early online date8 Dec 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2017

Structured keywords

  • Smart Networks for Sustainable Futures

Keywords

  • Sustainable supply chain
  • Power relationship
  • Supply chain coordination
  • Game theory

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