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Suppliers-Led Outsourcing: An Intertemporal Hierarchical Framework


Konstantin Kogan


Bar-Ilan University - Interdisciplinary Department of Social Studies

Charles S. Tapiero


NYU Poly - Department of Finance and Risk Engineering

March 2, 2010

IMA Journal of Management Mathematics, Forthcoming

Abstract:     
Building up a supply capacity to meet future and uncertain demands for products is a strategic issue which is both costly and dealt with in numerous approaches. For example, oil and gas contracts, as well as production of fashion goods or production for peak demands (as they recur at Christmas time) involve decisions distributed in time with the sole purpose to meet a demand that may outstrip the capacity when the selling season comes. This paper considers the problem of the firm with a capacity to build-up various production operations and inventory combined with the use of multiple suppliers that may complement its supply needs. This problem is treated under different types of contracts both in a single- and multi-period context in a supplier-led, firm-follower environment, thereby leading to a hierarchical supply game. A solution of the games formulated is then used to derive some strategic insights regarding the process of inventory (and capacity) build-up to meet specific time and peak demands.

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Date posted: March 3, 2010  

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Kogan, Konstantin and Tapiero, Charles S., Suppliers-Led Outsourcing: An Intertemporal Hierarchical Framework (March 2, 2010). IMA Journal of Management Mathematics, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1562811

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Konstantin Kogan
Bar-Ilan University - Interdisciplinary Department of Social Studies ( email )
Ramat Gan, 52900
Israel
Charles S. Tapiero (Contact Author)
NYU Poly - Department of Finance and Risk Engineering ( email )
Brooklyn, NY 11201
United States
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