Research on the Shape of the Dual-Core Supply Chain

  • Xigang Yuan
  • Zhigao Liao
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 185)


The form of retailers and manufacturers as the core companies in supply chain are firstly summarized simply. Then, combined with previous researches, the mechanism of the shape of “dual core” enterprise supply chain is proposed. Meanwhile, the fact is pointed out that this form of supply chain is not suitable for all industries and only when manufacturers and retailers expands to a certain size, can such supply chain model emerge. Finally, factors of the shape of such supply chain mode are explained from the information-sharing, a certain firm size, control of the core enterprise and coordination mechanism.


Retailers Manufacturers Dual-core company 


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This research was supported by the Doctor Foundation of Guangxi University of Technology (No. 11S03) and the Foundation of Research Projects of Department of Education of Guangxi (No. 200911MS117).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Logistics Simulation and Decision-making Laboratory, Management DepartmentGuangxi University of Science and TechnologyLiuzhouPeople’s Republic of China

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