Relational Supply Contracts Optimal Concessions in Return Policies for Continuous Quality Improvements

Supply relations are often governed by so-called relational contracts. These are informal agreements sustained by the value of future cooperation. Although relational contracts persist in practice, research on these types of contracts is only emerging in Operations and Supply Chain Management. This...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Höhn, Michaela Isabel
Format: eBook
Published: Berlin, Heidelberg Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2010, 2010
Edition:1st ed. 2010
Series:Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Literature Review on Supply Chain Contracts
  • Relational Contracts
  • Relational Contracts and Optimal Quantity Flexibility
  • Relational Contracts and Optimal Buy-Back Price
  • QF vs. Buy-Back Contract in Buyer-Supplier Relationships
  • Case Study: Supplier Relationship Management at Volkswagen Group
  • Conclusion and Outlook