A Coordinating Strategy for Biofuel Supply Chain under Disturbance Using Revenue Sharing Contract Approach

  • Nana Geng Southeast University
  • Yong Zhang Southeast University
  • Yixiang Sun Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Keywords: waste cooking oil, carbon emissions, disturbance, revenue sharing contract, biofuel supply chain,


Biofuel is considered to be an important alternative energy in the future transportation. Its development is supported by the rest of the world. However, biofuel industry development is still very slow. From the previous research it is known that the supply chain coordination and other problems need to be solved to promote the supply chain ability. This paper studies biodiesel supply chain coordination problem from the view of disturbance management. It gives a disturbed coordination strategy which contains the optimal order quantity and the contract parameters. This paper has then verified the disturbed coordination strategy through using the actual data of Jiangsu Yueda Kate New Energy Co. Ltd. The result shows that when the market demand and the recovery cost are simultaneously disturbed, the coordination can make the biodiesel supply chain robust and the new strategy under the revenue sharing contract is better than the original one.

Author Biographies

Nana Geng, Southeast University
A PhD candidate from School of Transportation of Southeast University in China and majored in sustainable transportation
Yong Zhang, Southeast University
Professor of School of Transportation, Southeast University
Yixiang Sun, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
A PhD candidate from School of Civil Aviation in Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in China, majored in supply chain management.


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How to Cite
Geng, N., Zhang, Y., & Sun, Y. (2018). A Coordinating Strategy for Biofuel Supply Chain under Disturbance Using Revenue Sharing Contract Approach. PROMET - Traffic & Transportation, 30(2), 195-204. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.7307/ptt.v30i2.2474