Supply Chain Management: Models, Applications, and Research by Joseph Geunes, Panos M. Pardalos, H. Edwin Romeijn

By Joseph Geunes, Panos M. Pardalos, H. Edwin Romeijn

This paintings brings jointly essentially the most modern learn within the program of operations examine and mathematical modeling te- niques to difficulties coming up in provide chain administration and e-Commerce. whereas learn within the extensive sector of provide chain administration enc- passes a variety of themes and methodologies, we think this booklet offers an exceptional image of present quantitative modeling ways, concerns, and traits in the box. each one bankruptcy is a self-contained research of a well timed and appropriate examine challenge in provide chain mana- ment. the person works position a heavy emphasis at the software of modeling recommendations to genuine international administration difficulties. many times, the particular effects from utilizing those ideas in perform are highlighted. furthermore, each one bankruptcy presents very important mana- rial insights that practice to normal offer chain administration perform. The booklet is split into 3 components. the 1st half includes ch- ters that deal with the recent and quickly becoming position of the net and e-Commerce in offer chain administration. issues contain e-Business functions and potentials; customer support concerns within the presence of a number of revenues channels, various from in basic terms Internet-based to conventional actual retailers; and threat administration matters in e-Business in B2B m- kets.

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Now, consider a bricks and clicks operation somewhere between these extremes, such as The Gap. A customer would go to such a clothing store (rather than buying online) to examine the products, try them on for fit, see how the color looks, etc. He may also want the product for immediate use. g. flat-front, relaxed fit khakis) there are three product dimensions, waist size, inseam and color, leading to many different stock keeping units (SKU). In the absence of online operations, a store manager might simply forecast demand for each item and trade off holding and stockout costs.

Once we make the stationarity assumption, which corresponds to an equilibrium stage, the setting is equivalent to a one-period problem, as shown above, because the state space is then independent of time. , a myopic policy is optimal. In the following paragraph, we describe two models addressing the question of whether a spot market and long-term contracts will coexist or not, with many similarities but several significantly complementary features. The first one considers a general setting with non-linear pricing for both a long-term supply mode and a spot market while still allowing us to draw analytical conclusions on the optimal procurement strategy.

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