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A delayed demand supply chain: Incentives for upstream players

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  • Hosoda, Takamichi
  • Disney, Stephen M.
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    We study a decentralized supply chain where only delayed market demand information is available for making replenishment decisions. The impact of this delay is quantified in a serially linked two-level supply chain where each player exploits the order-up-to replenishment policy. The market demand is assumed to be a first-order autoregressive process. It is shown that the first level of the supply chain benefits from shorter time delays; however, the benefit for the second level is quite minor at best and can sometimes even be (counter-intuitively) detrimental. We conclude that the second level does not have a strong incentive to reduce the time delays in the shared market demand information.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Omega.

    Volume (Year): 40 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 4 ()
    Pages: 478-487

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:jomega:v:40:y:2012:i:4:p:478-487

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    Keywords: Information delay; Inventory; Manufacturing; Order-up-to policy; Stochastic process; Supply chain management; Time series; RFID;

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    Cited by:
    1. Chatfield, Dean C. & Pritchard, Alan M., 2013. "Returns and the bullwhip effect," Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Elsevier, vol. 49(1), pages 159-175.
    2. Balachandran, Kashi R. & Wang, Hsiao-Wen & Li, Shu-Hsing & Wang, Taychang, 2013. "In-house capability and supply chain decisions," Omega, Elsevier, vol. 41(2), pages 473-484.
    3. Fang, Xin & Zhang, Cheng & Robb, David J. & Blackburn, Joseph D., 2013. "Decision support for lead time and demand variability reduction," Omega, Elsevier, vol. 41(2), pages 390-396.
    4. Wang, Xun & Disney, Stephen M. & Wang, Jing, 2014. "Exploring the oscillatory dynamics of a forbidden returns inventory system," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 147(PA), pages 3-12.

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