Nahmias [ 8 ] provides a comprehensive survey of research published before the s. However, other new domains on transportation can still be interesting topics.
Huh and Janakiraman [ 24 ] study periodic-review inventory replenishment problems with auctions and other sales channels and show that the optimality of s, S inventory replenishment policies extends well beyond the traditional sales environments studied so far in the inventory literature.
Near sourcing from Mexico, rather than relying on Asia, is a growing trend. In the automotive industry, unstable and uncertain domestic volume of individual models is cited as one of the biggest challenges faced by manufacturers due to increased consumer choices [ 27 ]. In this paper, we provide a tutorial on the current research of operations management of logistics and supply chain.
Although business logistics involves many activities, the traditional research of operations management on logistics mainly relates to the fields of logistics facility, transportation, and inventory planning.
Traditionally, major research methodologies in operations management can be classified into several categories, such as theoretical modeling, computation and simulations, surveys, cases, event studies, and behavioral experiments.
Finally, we conclude the paper with the insights obtained from our analysis and future study directions in this field. The open-loop, feedback, and myopic equilibria for this dynamic pricing game are explored and compared to the centralized solution.
They show that firms may offer high availability of goods despite the presence of conspicuous consumption and scarcity strategies are harder to adopt as demand variability increases. This demand uncertainty adds another source of future uncertainty, besides possible supplier switching in a short-term relationshipthat influences the decision of initial capacity investment.
Green Logistics and Supply Chain Green logistics refers to a logistics form which plans and implements green transport, green storage, green packaging, green circulation processing, green recovery, and other activities via advanced logistics technology.
Cachon and Swinney [ 67 ] consider a retailer that sells a product with uncertain demand over a finite selling season, with three types of consumers: The collaboration with marketing science massively extends the domain of supply chain management.
In the next section, we specify the definitions of the terms of logistics and supply chain used in our paper, with a comparison between these two popular conceptions.
Moreover, the number of the papers with new applications of the existing methodology, such as cooperative game and behavior operations, is expected to grow continuously. Conception and Scope 2. In recent years, there is an emerging trend towards combining multiple research methodologies to explore research problems in logistics and supply chain management.
Guide and Jayaraman [ 57 ] and Guide and van Wassenhove [ 58 ] are the first to investigate this field, pointing out the importance of used product acquisition management to deal with the uncertainty in timing, quantity, and quality of the returned products.
Logistics Logistics is the management of the flow of goods between the point of origin and the point of consumption in order to meet some requirements, for example, of customers or corporations. Nowadays, the common usage of RFID, cloud technique, and big data can be important research directions for future study.
For example, in addressing the issues of supply chain coordination, some papers establish the respective models and verify the findings by real-world cases and some papers conduct behavioral experiments with the goal of exploring the real-world relevance of some theoretical models.
For example, the remarkable growth in intermodal transportation over the past decade has not been matched by a comparable level of academic activity, and, hence, the research on intermodal transportation appears to have a great potential.
Insights and Future Directions From the above analysis, we can absorb the following insights and future directions in the area of operations research of logistics and supply chain management.
Introduction Organizations adopt numerous business improvement methodologies to improve business performance. View at Google Scholar R. Nasiry and Popescu [ 64 ] further characterize the effect of anticipated regret on consumer decisions and on firm profits and policies in an advance selling context where buyers have uncertain valuations.
Lau [ 69 ] on supply chain model with return policy, Buzacott et al.
Zikopoulos and Tagaras [ 55 ] investigate the production problem in a reverse supply chain consisting of two collection sites and a refurbishing site and examine how the profitability of reuse activities is affected by uncertainty regarding the quality of returned products. In addition, channel management is also an important interface between marketing and supply chain.
The complexity of logistics can be modeled, analyzed, visualized, and optimized by dedicated simulation software. Logistics as well as supply chain management has been regarded to be the crucial factor for the companies to obtain competitive edge.As both are commonly implemented in separation of each other, this paper attempts to discuss the possible links between SCM and outsourcing.
The views on SCM and outsourcing are respectively elaborated, followed by discussions on possible relationship and the study conducted.
KEYWORDS: Supply Chain Management, Outsourcing, Organisational Performance. able to deal with all the planning problems of the pulp and paper supply chain.
In addition there are research and development projects reported in the Operations Research (OR) literature to not address outsourcing, integration and strategic alignment. The paper is primarily directed Supply Chain Management in the Pulp and Paper.
This sample Supply-Chain Management Research Paper is published for educational and informational purposes only. Outsourcing and logistics alliances examines the supply-chain impact of outsourcing logistics services. With the rapid growth in third-party logistics providers, there is a large and expanding group of technologies and services.
Management Research Paper Topics. Management Research Topics Part 1: Environmental Supply Chain Management; Management Research Topics Part 5: and competition in Internet-based interorganizational systems are covered by three research papers. Evolving aspects of outsourcing to countries such as India is the focus of another research.
There has been consensus that logistics as well as supply chain management is a vital research field, yet with few literature reviews on this topic.
This paper sets out to propose some hot issues in the current research, through a review of related literature from the perspective of operations management. In addition, we generate some insights and future research directions in this field.
Role of logistics outsourcing on supply chain strategy and management: Survey findings from Northern Europe Author(s): Per Hilletofth (School of Technology and Society, University of Skövde, Skövde, Sweden).Download