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Decision and Coordination in a Low-Carbon E-Supply Chain Considering the Manufacturer’s Carbon Emission Reduction Behavior

School of Management Science and Engineering, Shandong University of Finance and Economics, Jinan 250014, China
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Sustainability 2018, 10(5), 1686; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/su10051686
Received: 30 March 2018 / Revised: 13 May 2018 / Accepted: 19 May 2018 / Published: 22 May 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainable Supply Chain System Design and Optimization)
At present, online shopping is becoming increasingly popular. In particular, low-carbon products are becoming more favored as consumers’ low-carbon awareness increases. Manufacturers sell their low-carbon products through e-commerce platforms. Thus, the manufacturer and the e-commerce platform form a low-carbon e-supply chain system. The manufacturer makes products with carbon emission reduction efforts, while the e-commerce platform provides a sales service. In this paper, we described models for a decentralized decision mode and a centralized decision mode in the low-carbon e-supply chain, and compare the decision results. Our findings show that the centralized decision mode has a better performance than the decentralized one, the ability of the e-supply chain to respond to consumers’ preference for a low-carbon product has a direct effect on its operation, and the manufacturer’s carbon emission reduction behavior will be a potential source for enterprises to gain more revenue. Further, we designed a coordination contract for them that can be accepted by both sides in the decentralized decision mode. We find that if the e-commerce platform can share the carbon emission reduction costs of the manufacturer, the performance of the e-supply chain will be greatly improved. A practical case study and numerical examples validate our analysis. View Full-Text
Keywords: low-carbon e-supply chain; coordination mechanism; commission fee; carbon emission reduction cost low-carbon e-supply chain; coordination mechanism; commission fee; carbon emission reduction cost
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Han, Q.; Wang, Y. Decision and Coordination in a Low-Carbon E-Supply Chain Considering the Manufacturer’s Carbon Emission Reduction Behavior. Sustainability 2018, 10, 1686. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/su10051686

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Han Q, Wang Y. Decision and Coordination in a Low-Carbon E-Supply Chain Considering the Manufacturer’s Carbon Emission Reduction Behavior. Sustainability. 2018; 10(5):1686. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/su10051686

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Han, Qiang, and Yuyan Wang. 2018. "Decision and Coordination in a Low-Carbon E-Supply Chain Considering the Manufacturer’s Carbon Emission Reduction Behavior" Sustainability 10, no. 5: 1686. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/su10051686

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