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The newsvendor problem: Review and directions for future research

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  • Qin, Yan
  • Wang, Ruoxuan
  • Vakharia, Asoo J.
  • Chen, Yuwen
  • Seref, Michelle M.H.
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    In this paper, we review the contributions to date for analyzing the newsvendor problem. Our focus is on examining the specific extensions for analyzing this problem in the context of modeling customer demand, supplier costs, and the buyer risk profile. More specifically, we analyze the impact of market price, marketing effort, and stocking quantity on customer demand; how supplier prices can serve as a coordination mechanism in a supply chain setting; integrating alternative supplier pricing policies within the newsvendor framework; and how the buyer's risk profile moderates the newsvendor order quantity decision. For each of these areas, we summarize the current literature and develop extensions. Finally, we also propose directions for future research.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal European Journal of Operational Research.

    Volume (Year): 213 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 2 (September)
    Pages: 361-374

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:ejores:v:213:y:2011:i:2:p:361-374

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    Keywords: Inventory Logistics Supply chain management;

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