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Isscm Newsletter, Volume 20, September 22, 2017, Raj Soin College of Business, Wright State University 2017 Wright State University

Isscm Newsletter, Volume 20, September 22, 2017, Raj Soin College Of Business, Wright State University

ISSCM Newsletters

A seventeen page newsletter from the Department of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management in the Raj Soin College of Business at Wright State University.


A Hybrid Simulation Model Of Inbound Logistics Operations In Regional Food Supply Systems, Anuj Mittal, Caroline C. Krejci 2017 Iowa State University

A Hybrid Simulation Model Of Inbound Logistics Operations In Regional Food Supply Systems, Anuj Mittal, Caroline C. Krejci

Anuj Mittal

Regional food hubs aggregate, distribute, and market local food, with a goal of promoting environmental and social sustainability. They provide an alternative distribution channel through which small-scale producers can access wholesale markets. However, food hubs face many barriers to growth and success. In particular, they are often unable to achieve the logistical and operational efficiencies that characterize conventional large-scale food distribution. One possible method of improving food hub efficiency targets inbound logistics operations - specifically, the scheduling of producer deliveries to the food hub. In this paper, we describe a hybrid simulation model of the inbound logistics operations of a food ...


Book Retailers And The Ever-Changing Scm Landscape: Case Study Of Barnes & Noble Company And Amazon, William T. Rupp, Steven A. Clinton 2017 Austin Peay State University

Book Retailers And The Ever-Changing Scm Landscape: Case Study Of Barnes & Noble Company And Amazon, William T. Rupp, Steven A. Clinton

Atlantic Marketing Association Proceedings

No abstract provided.


Integrating Exploring Sustainability And Supply Chain Management In The Development Of Smart Tiles By Tesla, Dean R. Manna 2017 Robert Morris University

Integrating Exploring Sustainability And Supply Chain Management In The Development Of Smart Tiles By Tesla, Dean R. Manna

Atlantic Marketing Association Proceedings

No abstract provided.


Amazon.Com, Inc.: Retailing Giant To High-Tech Player?, Alan D. Smith, William T. Rupp, O. Felix Offodile 2017 Robert Morris University

Amazon.Com, Inc.: Retailing Giant To High-Tech Player?, Alan D. Smith, William T. Rupp, O. Felix Offodile

Atlantic Marketing Association Proceedings

No abstract provided.


The University Of Iowa Biomass Energy Sustainability Index: A Decision-Making Tool For The University Of Iowa Biomass Partnership Project, Liz Christiansen, Ingrid Gronstal Anderson, Ferman Milster, Sara Maples, Aaron Strong, Adam Ward, Eric Tate, Tyler Priest, Emily A. Heaton, Lisa A. Schulte Moore, Richard B. Hall, John Tyndall, Maeraj Hafiz Sheikh, Daryl Smith 2017 University of Iowa

The University Of Iowa Biomass Energy Sustainability Index: A Decision-Making Tool For The University Of Iowa Biomass Partnership Project, Liz Christiansen, Ingrid Gronstal Anderson, Ferman Milster, Sara Maples, Aaron Strong, Adam Ward, Eric Tate, Tyler Priest, Emily A. Heaton, Lisa A. Schulte Moore, Richard B. Hall, John Tyndall, Maeraj Hafiz Sheikh, Daryl Smith

Daryl Smith

Work continued on a plan to increase the renewable, sustainable fuel sources available to power operations at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. A team of researchers from multiple institutions collaborated to create a tool that would allow the UI to evaluate its alternative energy options more effectively.


Optimizing (S, S) Policies For Multi-Period Inventory Models With Demand Distribution Uncertainty: Robust Dynamic Programming Approaches, Ruozhen QIU, Minghe SUN, Yun Fong LIM 2017 Northeastern University

Optimizing (S, S) Policies For Multi-Period Inventory Models With Demand Distribution Uncertainty: Robust Dynamic Programming Approaches, Ruozhen Qiu, Minghe Sun, Yun Fong Lim

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

We consider a finite-horizon single-product periodic-review inventory managementproblem with demand distribution uncertainty. We formulate the problemas a dynamic program and prove the existence of an optimal (s, S) policy. Thecorresponding dynamic robust counterpart models are then developed for thebox and the ellipsoid uncertainty sets. These counterpart models are transformedinto tractable linear and second-order cone programs, respectively. Weillustrate the effectiveness and practicality of the proposed robust optimizationapproaches through a numerical study.


Organizational Performance In Services, Rosemary Batt, Virginia Doellgast 2017 Cornell University

Organizational Performance In Services, Rosemary Batt, Virginia Doellgast

Virginia Doellgast

The question of performance in service activities and occupations is important for several reasons. First, over two-thirds of employment in advanced economies is in service activities. Second, productivity growth in services is historically low, lagging far behind manufacturing, and as a result, wages in production-level service jobs remain low. In addition, labor costs in service activities are often over 50% of total costs, whereas in manufacturing they have fallen to less than 25% of costs. This raises the question of whether management practices that have improved performance in manufacturing, such as investment in the skills and training of the workforce ...


Capacity Management In Agricultural Commodity Processing And Application In The Palm Industry, Onur BOYABATLI, Jason Quang Dang NGUYEN, Tong WANG 2017 Singapore Management University

Capacity Management In Agricultural Commodity Processing And Application In The Palm Industry, Onur Boyabatli, Jason Quang Dang Nguyen, Tong Wang

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

This paper examines the capacity investment decisions of a processor that uses a commodity input to produce both a commodity output and a byproduct in the context of agricultural industries. We employ a multi-period model to study the optimal one-time processing and (output) storage capacity investment decisions---in addition to the periodic processing and inventory decisions---when both input and output spot prices as well as production yield are uncertain. We characterize the optimal decisions and perform sensitivity analysis to investigate how spot price uncertainty affects the processor's optimal capacity and profitability. Using a calibration based on the palm industry, we ...


Essays In Measuring, Controlling, And Coordinating Supply Chain Inventory And Transportation Operations, Payam Parsa 2017 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Essays In Measuring, Controlling, And Coordinating Supply Chain Inventory And Transportation Operations, Payam Parsa

Theses and Dissertations

Supply chain collaboration programs, such as continuous replenishment program (CRP), is among the most popular supply chain management practices. CRP is an arrangement between two partners in a supply chain to share information on a regular basis for lowering logistics costs while maintaining or increasing service levels. CRP shifts the replenishment responsibility to the upstream partner to avoid the bullwhip effect across the supply chain. This dissertation aims to quantify, measure, and expand the benefits of CRP for the purpose of reducing logistics cost and improving customer service. The developed models in this dissertation are all applied in different case ...


Is It We Or They? The Effect Of Identity On Collaboration And Performance In Buyer-Supplier Relationships, Siqi Ma 2017 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Is It We Or They? The Effect Of Identity On Collaboration And Performance In Buyer-Supplier Relationships, Siqi Ma

Theses and Dissertations

In today’s scale-driven and technology-intensive global economy, collaboration becomes the supply chain’s core capability (Liker and Choi, 2004). A well-developed ability to create and sustain fruitful collaborations gives companies a significant competitive advantage (Kanter, 1994). Retailers are increasingly relying on their suppliers to reduce costs, improve quality, and develop new processes and products faster than their rivals’ vendors can. On the other hand, suppliers benefit from retailers that they are able to monitor store-level demand in real time in order to ensure the top-selling items are in-stock or the accuracy and timeliness of retailer’s demand forecast. Previous ...


Lazada's Last Mile: Where No E-Commerce Company In Vietnam Had Gone Before, Jaime Calbeto, Ahmad Abareshi, Narumon Sriratanaviriyakul, Mathews Nkhoma, Siddhi Pittayachawan, Irfan Ulhaq, Fabian Wandt, Hung Xuan Vo 2017 RMIT University

Lazada's Last Mile: Where No E-Commerce Company In Vietnam Had Gone Before, Jaime Calbeto, Ahmad Abareshi, Narumon Sriratanaviriyakul, Mathews Nkhoma, Siddhi Pittayachawan, Irfan Ulhaq, Fabian Wandt, Hung Xuan Vo

Siddhi Pittayachawan

Aim/Purpose: This case study examines the last-mile logistics model as implemented by Lazada Vietnam, as well as the logistics challenges in the local business environment that led the e-commerce company to dually employ the inventory/retail model and the marketplace model for delivering orders to online customers in Vietnam in search of the way to perfect their last-mile logistics. Background: For electronic commerce companies aiming to be successful in customer service, what academics and practitioners refer to as 'last-mile logistics' is the one moment of truth, when deliveries have to be planned tactically and exactly, so that orders are ...


Conditional Lot Splitting To Avoid Setups While Reducing Flow Time, Jacob V. Simons, Mark E. Kraus, Willis Mwangola, Gerard Burke 2017 Georgia Southern University

Conditional Lot Splitting To Avoid Setups While Reducing Flow Time, Jacob V. Simons, Mark E. Kraus, Willis Mwangola, Gerard Burke

Jacob V. Simons

Previous research has clearly and consistently shown that flow time advantages accrue from splitting production lots into smaller transfer batches or sub-lots. Less extensively discussed, and certainly undesired, is the fact that lot splitting may dramatically increase the number of setups required, making it impractical in some settings. This paper describes and demonstrates a primary cause of these “extra” setups. It then proposes and evaluates decision rules which selectively invoke lot splitting in an attempt to avoid extra setups. For the closed job shop environment tested, our results indicate that conditional logic can achieve a substantial portion of lot splitting ...


Conditional Lot Splitting To Avoid Setups While Reducing Flow Time, Jacob V. Simons, Mark E. Kraus, Willis Mwangola, Gerard Burke 2017 Georgia Southern University

Conditional Lot Splitting To Avoid Setups While Reducing Flow Time, Jacob V. Simons, Mark E. Kraus, Willis Mwangola, Gerard Burke

Gerard J. Burke

Previous research has clearly and consistently shown that flow time advantages accrue from splitting production lots into smaller transfer batches or sub-lots. Less extensively discussed, and certainly undesired, is the fact that lot splitting may dramatically increase the number of setups required, making it impractical in some settings. This paper describes and demonstrates a primary cause of these “extra” setups. It then proposes and evaluates decision rules which selectively invoke lot splitting in an attempt to avoid extra setups. For the closed job shop environment tested, our results indicate that conditional logic can achieve a substantial portion of lot splitting ...


Increasing Sustainability In Global Supply Chains, Daniel Stuesse 2017 Western Washington University

Increasing Sustainability In Global Supply Chains, Daniel Stuesse

WWU Honors Program Senior Projects

Increasing stakeholder concerns about sustainability have recently led businesses to consider environmental, economic, and social issues in supply chain management. This three-component approach to sustainability is known as the “triple bottom line.” The triple bottom line was developed in the 1990s with the intention of providing a framework for evaluating organizational economics along with social and environmental impacts. Climate change and resource depletion necessitate improvements to the sustainability of the current global supply chain to avoid the planet becoming unable to meet the needs of future generations. This paper uses the triple bottom line to examine the current sustainability of ...


Performance Of Cellular Bucket Brigades With Hand-Off Times, Yun Fong LIM 2017 Singapore Management University

Performance Of Cellular Bucket Brigades With Hand-Off Times, Yun Fong Lim

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

A cellular bucket brigade is a way to coordinate workers along an aisle with work content on both sides. Each worker in a cellular bucket brigade works on one side of the aisle when he proceeds in one direction, and he works on the other side when he proceeds in the reverse direction. Although the cellular bucket brigade eliminates the unproductive walk-back, it requires more hand-offs to assemble a product than a traditional (serial) bucket brigade. These hand-offs may waste significant production capacity as each of them requires an exchange of work, which can be complicated and time-consuming in practice ...


On The Design Of Sparse But Efficient Structures In Operations, Zhenzhen YAN, Sarah Yini GAO, Chung Piaw TEO 2017 Singapore Management University

On The Design Of Sparse But Efficient Structures In Operations, Zhenzhen Yan, Sarah Yini Gao, Chung Piaw Teo

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

It is widely believed that a little flexibility added at the right place can reap significant benefits for operations. Unfortunately, despite the extensive literature on this topic, we are not aware of any general methodology that can be used to guide managers in designing sparse (i.e., slightly flexible) and yet efficient operations. We address this issue using a distributionally robust approach to model the performance of a stochastic system under different process structures. We use the dual prices obtained from a related conic program to guide managers in the design process. This leads to a general solution methodology for ...


Panel: Teaching And Research Directions For Business And Mis Programs, Keng L. Siau, Stacie Petter, Shu Schiller, Jacquelyn Ulmer 2017 Wright State University - Main Campus

Panel: Teaching And Research Directions For Business And Mis Programs, Keng L. Siau, Stacie Petter, Shu Schiller, Jacquelyn Ulmer

Shu Schiller

The topic of this panel is “Teaching and Research Directions for Business and MIS Programs”. Higher education in the US is transforming and evolving rapidly. Declining state budget for public schools means that tuition fees may have to be correspondingly increase. The state funding is down by around 40% compared to fiscal 1980. In fact, it is headed for zero! The cost of higher education has surged more than 500% since 1985. Rising costs of higher education means Americans owe nearly $1.3 trillion in student loan debt. The average class of 2016 graduate has about $37k in student loan ...


Storytelling With Tableau: A Hands-On Workshop, Shu Schiller 2017 Wright State University - Main Campus

Storytelling With Tableau: A Hands-On Workshop, Shu Schiller

Shu Schiller

In today’s business world, storytelling with data is a powerful way to communicate, convince, and persuade. Such skills are highly desirable in all types of professions. Participants of this hands-on workshop will lean storytelling with Tableau, which skills can be applied to teaching subjects such as data analytics, visualization, and communication as well as presentations in our day-to-day job and research projects.


Is Marketing Still Part Of Supply Chain Management, And Should Marketing Academics And Practitioners Care?, Stephen M. Rutner Ph.D., Charles David Shepherd Ph.D. 2017 Texas Tech University

Is Marketing Still Part Of Supply Chain Management, And Should Marketing Academics And Practitioners Care?, Stephen M. Rutner Ph.D., Charles David Shepherd Ph.D.

Atlantic Marketing Journal

Over the past twenty years Supply Chain Management (SCM) has exploded as both an academic field of study and a critical competency for success in the modern business landscape. From its original conceptualizations Marketing has been seen as a core component of SCM. However, in recent years Marketing appears to play a smaller and smaller role in SCM theory and practice. This paper discusses the evolution of the SCM concept and its relationship with the marketing discipline, and offers a series of questions to guide future research in exploring these trends.


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