International Series in Operations Research & Management Science

Postponement Strategies in Supply Chain Management

Authors: Cheng, T.C.E., Li, J., Wan, C.L.J., Wang, S.

  • Details postponement strategies in supply chain management (SCM)
  • Includes models developed by the authors with a look at their possible effects
  • Takes a critical look at these strategies as applied across a range of products
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About this book

Within supply chain management (SCM), postponement is a deliberate action to delay final manufacturing or distribution of a product until receipt of a customer order. This reduces the incidence of wrong manufacturing or incorrect inventory deployment. Postponement strategies and practices serve to reduce the anticipatory risk in a supply chain. It can be fine-tuned or staged so that only the generic parts shared by a firm’s various end products are warehoused, used only once orders come in for whichever products are selling, and will reduce inventory pressures throughout the firm.  Despite much existing research in the area, no one book devoted solely to postponement has been published.

At its core, Postponement Strategies in Supply Chain Management analyzes how both pull postponement strategy and form postponement strategy can be leveraged to yield substantial benefits to adopting firms in different competitive environments.  The book is intended for researchers in supply chain management interested in conducting in-depth studies on postponement strategies. It is also intended for practitioners trying to understand the workings of postponement strategies and looking for guidance and decision support for the implementation of postponement strategies. Therefore, the book can be useful not only for researchers but also for practitioners and graduate students in operations management, management science, and business administration.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Cheng, T.C. Edwin (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

  • Analysis of Pull Postponement by EOQ-based Models

    Cheng, T.C. Edwin (et al.)

    Pages 19-41

  • Analysis of Postponement Strategy by EPQ-based Models

    Cheng, T.C. Edwin (et al.)

    Pages 43-79

  • Evaluation of a Postponement System with an (r, q) Policy

    Cheng, T.C. Edwin (et al.)

    Pages 81-108

  • Simulation of a Two-End-Product Postponement System

    Cheng, T.C. Edwin (et al.)

    Pages 109-123

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Postponement Strategies in Supply Chain Management
Authors
Series Title
International Series in Operations Research & Management Science
Series Volume
143
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-5837-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-5837-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-5836-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2595-3
Series ISSN
0884-8289
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 166
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