Tu Yijian

Work place: School of Management, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, P.R.China

E-mail: tuyijian@mail.ustc.edu.cn


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Yijian Tu was born in Zhangzhou City in china on 30  December, 1985, is Master candidate in management  science and engineering at University of Science and  Technology of China (USTC, Hefei, China) now, and got  his bachelor’s degree of business administration at  Northern China Electronic Power University in 2008.  His current research interests are dual channel  management and online channel management. 

Author Articles
Who is the Free Rider in the Drop-Shipping Supply Chain?

By Li Feng Tu Yijian Guo Xiaolong

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijieeb.2011.03.07, Pub. Date: 8 Jun. 2011

In Drop-shipping supply chain, retailers get the customer orders and manufacturers carry out the orders. Are there any free riders while obtaining the customer order? If any, who could be the free riders? By comparing the decentralized and centralized decision making, we find that both manufacturers and retailers are possible to behave as free riders. Also, we study the contract designs to coordinate manufacturers and retailers in Drop-shipping supply chain, and we find that a combination of quantity discount and delivery reliability compensation mechanism as to guarantee manufacturers a safe delivery can achieve the bi-direction excitation, and finally the coordination of the supply chain.

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