A Review on Policies and Supply Chain Relationships under Inventory Transshipment

BEIO, Vol. 29, No. 1, pp. 21-42, 2013, Forthcoming

22 Pages Posted: 18 Jan 2013  

Xiao Huang

John Molson School of Business, Concordia University

Date Written: December 28, 2012

Abstract

In distribution systems, excess stocks can be shared across different locations to fulfill unsatisfied demand. This raises many operations problems including inventory policies, transportation, partner selection and contracts. This paper reviews the up-to-date literature in inventory transshipment by considering different supply chain structures - centralized or decentralized, and whether the transshipment involves physical movement of the stocks, or is virtual. A number of future directions are provided in stimulating relevant studies.

Keywords: transshipment, inventory, supply chain, centralization, decentralization, competition, cooperation

JEL Classification: C44, C70

Suggested Citation

Huang, Xiao, A Review on Policies and Supply Chain Relationships under Inventory Transshipment (December 28, 2012). BEIO, Vol. 29, No. 1, pp. 21-42, 2013, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2202353

Xiao Huang (Contact Author)

John Molson School of Business, Concordia University ( email )

1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd West
Montreal, Quebec H3G 1M8
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