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The delivery and control of quality in supplier-producer contracts

Reyniers, Diane J. and Tapiero, Charles S. (1995) The delivery and control of quality in supplier-producer contracts. Management Science, 41 (10). pp. 1581-1590. ISSN 0025-1909

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Abstract

We model the effect of contract parameters such as price rebates and after-sales warranty costs on the choice of quality by a supplier, the inspection policy of a producer, and the resulting end product quality. Both noncooperative and cooperative settings are explored. The paper's contribution is to highlight the importance of strategic and contractual issues in quality management.

Item Type: Article
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Additional Information: © 1995 Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Sets: Departments > Management
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2009 10:11
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/25992/

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