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Quantitative Models for Supply Chain Management : International Series in Operations Research & Management Science - Sridhar Tayur

Quantitative Models for Supply Chain Management

International Series in Operations Research & Management Science

By: Sridhar Tayur (Editor), Ram Ganeshan (Editor), Michael Magazine (Editor)

Paperback Published: 31st December 1998
ISBN: 9780792383444
Number Of Pages: 885

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Quantitative models and computer-based tools are essential for making decisions in today's business environment. These tools are of particular importance in the rapidly growing area of supply chain management. This volume is a unified effort to provide a systematic summary of the large variety of new issues being considered, the new set of models being developed, the new techniques for analysis, and the computational methods that have become available recently. The volume's objective is to provide a self-contained, sophisticated research summary - a snapshot at this point of time - in the area of Quantitative Models for Supply Chain Management. While there are some multi-disciplinary aspects of supply chain management not covered here, the Editors and their contributors have captured many important developments in this rapidly expanding field.
The 26 chapters can be divided into six categories.

  • Basic Concepts and Technical Material (Chapters 1-6). The chapters in this category focus on introducing basic concepts, providing mathematical background and validating algorithmic tools to solve operational problems in supply chains.
  • Supply Contracts (Chapters 7-10). In this category, the primary focus is on design and evaluation of supply contracts between independent agents in the supply chain.
  • Value of Information (Chapters 11-13). The chapters in this category explicitly model the effect of information on decision-making and on supply chain performance.
  • Managing Product Variety (Chapters 16-19). The chapters in this category analyze the effects of product variety and the different strategies to manage it.
  • International Operations (Chapters 20-22). The three chapters in this category provide an overview of research in the emerging area of International Operations.
  • Conceptual Issues and New Challenges (Chapters 23-27). These chapters outline a variety of frameworks that can be explored and used in future research efforts.

This volume can serve as a graduate text, as a reference for researchers and as a guide for further development of this field.

Introductionp. 1
Optimal Policies and Simulation Based Optimization for Capacitated Production Inventory Systemsp. 7
Service Levels and Tail Probabilities in Multistage Capacitated Production-Inventory Systemsp. 41
On (R, NQ) Policies Serial Inventory Systemsp. 71
Competitive Supply Chain Inventory Managementp. 111
Vehicle Routing and the Supply Chainp. 147
Supply Contracts with Quantity Commitments and Stochastic Demandp. 197
Supply Chain Contracting and Coordination with Stochastic Demandp. 233
Designing Supply Contracts: Contract Type and Information Asymmetryp. 269
Modeling Supply Chain Contracts: A Reviewp. 299
Modeling the Impact of Information on Inventoriesp. 337
Modeling Impacts of Electronic Data Interchange Technologyp. 359
Business Cycles and Productivity in Capital Equipment Supply Chainsp. 381
The Bullwhip Effect: Managerial Insights on the Impact of Forecasting and Information on Variability in a Supply Chainp. 417
Value of Information Sharing and Comparison with Delayed Differentiationp. 441
Managing Product Variety: An Operations Perspectivep. 467
Retail Inventories and Consumer Choicep. 491
The Benefits of Design for Postponementp. 553
Stochastic Programming Models for Managing Product Varietyp. 585
Global Sourcing Strategies Under Exchange Rate Uncertaintyp. 625
Global Supply Chain Management: A Survey of Research and Applicationsp. 669
Managing Supply Chains in Emerging Marketsp. 703
Bottom-Up vs. Top-Down Approaches to Supply Chain Modelingp. 737
Inventory Planning in Large Assembly Supply Chainsp. 761
Managing Inventory for Fashion Productsp. 789
Inventory Control for Joint Manufacturing and Remanufacturingp. 807
A Taxonomic Review of Supply Chain Management Researchp. 839
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ISBN: 9780792383444
ISBN-10: 0792383443
Series: International Series in Operations Research & Management Science
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 885
Published: 31st December 1998
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.67 x 16.56  x 5.59
Weight (kg): 1.52