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Volume 2017, Article ID 8476516, 12 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/8476516
Research Article

Pricing and Warranty Decisions of Substitutable Products for a Fuzzy Two-Echelon Supply Chain

School of Mathematics and Statistics, Anyang Normal University, Xuange Avenue 436, Anyang, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Yongzhao Wang; moc.621@7891oahzgnoygnaw

Received 21 October 2016; Accepted 12 December 2016; Published 16 January 2017

Academic Editor: Paolo Renna

Copyright © 2017 Yongzhao Wang. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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