Zhaoqiong Qin
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Supply chainReverse logisticsIndustrial organizationSupply chain managementOutsourcing
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#1Jiaqin Yang (GC: Georgia College & State University)H-Index: 11
#2Zhaoqiong Qin (A&T: North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University)
Last. Huei Lee (EMU: Eastern Michigan University)
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The speed of processing product returns is an important issue for a supply chain with perishable items. Especially, more manufacturers have recently started outsourcing the reverse logistics to third-party logistics (3-PL) providers. This paper proposes a model for such a supply chain with a single manufacturer and single 3-PL provider. The proposed model suggests a way of coordination between the manufacturer and its 3-PL provider with an optimal processing speed of product returns and allocati...
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