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Inventory positioning, scheduling and lead-time quotation in supply chains

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  • Kaminsky, Philip
  • Kaya, Onur
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    We consider supply chain networks composed of several centrally managed production facilities as well as external suppliers. We design effective heuristics for inventory positioning, order sequencing, and short and reliable due-date quotation for this supply chain. We perform extensive computational testing to assess the effectiveness of our algorithms, and we explore the impact of supply chain topology on inventory costs and effective due-date quotation.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal International Journal of Production Economics.

    Volume (Year): 114 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 1 (July)
    Pages: 276-293

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:proeco:v:114:y:2008:i:1:p:276-293
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