Flexible Warehousing Policies

26 Pages Posted: 6 Dec 2004

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Georgia Skintzi

Athens University of Economics and Business

Georgios Ioannou

Athens University of Economics and Business - Department of Management Science and Technology

Gregory Prastacos

Stevens Institute of Technology - School of Business

Date Written: August 2004

Abstract

Increased competition and uncertainty characterise the new economy, introducing significant pressures to supply chain participants, calling for capital investments only in value adding/revenue-generating assets. The tendency of companies to expand their control through the entire supply chain seems to attract significant managerial attention. On the other hand, large manufacturer and distributor firms have developed specific competences that do not expand to all the levels of the supply chain. In order to confront the lack of knowledge and expertise companies can either outsource the specific operation or acquire a company that is specialized in the specific field. In this paper we focus on warehousing decisions and investigate three different warehousing policies and ownership structures of the warehousing facilities.

Keywords: Inventory Management, Supply Chain, Flexibility

Suggested Citation

Skintzi, Georgia and Ioannou, Georgios and Prastacos, Gregory, Flexible Warehousing Policies (August 2004). Management Science Laboratory Working Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=627182 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.627182

Georgia Skintzi (Contact Author)

Athens University of Economics and Business ( email )

76 Patission Street
Athens, 104 34
Greece

Georgios Ioannou

Athens University of Economics and Business - Department of Management Science and Technology ( email )

Athens GR-11362
Greece

Gregory Prastacos

Stevens Institute of Technology - School of Business ( email )

Castle Point on Hudson
Hoboken, NJ 07030
United States

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