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Procurement Decisions in Multi-period Supply Chain

Abstract : Pricing and ordering decision in multi-period supply chain environments is not explored comprehensively. We consider three pragmatic procurement scenarios where the retailer can procure products (i) by maintaining strategic inventory, (ii) in bulk in first-period and distribute them in forthcoming selling period, and (iii) without maintaining any inventory. The results suggest that conventional single period planning exhibit sub-optimal characteristics. Build-up strategic inventory is not always profitable for the retailer. The retailer can also earn more profits by employing a bulk procurement strategy.
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Izabela Nielsen, Subrata Saha. Procurement Decisions in Multi-period Supply Chain. IFIP International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems (APMS), Aug 2018, Seoul, South Korea. pp.433-442, ⟨10.1007/978-3-319-99704-9_53⟩. ⟨hal-02164845⟩

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