Note: How Does Product Proliferation Affect Responsiveness?

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Diwakar Gupta; Mandyam M. Srinivasan;
  • Journal: Management Science,volume 44,issue 7 July,pages1,017-1,020
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1287/mnsc.44.7.1017
  • Subject: Product Variety, Make-to-Order Production Systems, Queueing, Polling Models

In this note we consider some strategies that a manufacturing firm may use to deal with an increase in the variety of products it offers. We indicate how alternate strategies for dealing with product proliferation impact the firm's responsiveness, measured in terms of a... View more
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