Strategic Inventories in Vertical Contracts

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Krishnan Anand; Ravi Anupindi; Yehuda Bassok;
  • Journal: Management Science,volume 54,issue 10 October,pages1,792-1,804
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1287/mnsc.1080.0894
  • Subject: contracts, inventories, industrial organization, supply chain coordination
    acm: ComputerApplications_COMPUTERSINOTHERSYSTEMS

Classical reasons for carrying inventory include fixed (nonlinear) production or procurement costs, lead times, nonstationary or uncertain supply/demand, and capacity constraints. The last decade has seen active research in supply chain coordination focusing on the role... View more
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