This paper considers the 'inventory outsourcing problem when the supplier is a leader having full information of the outsourcing firm's demand distributions and parameters. This leads to a Stackleberg game which is solved under a number of cases. Both demand dependent and independent models are considered, the latter resulting from (statistical) risk aggregation of firms demands operating in correlated markets. A number of examples are also solved in order to highlight essential risk related and costs issues underlying inventory outsourcing. For practical purposes, a scenario-based linear programming problem is formulated to resolve the supplier's problem in any scenario set.
- Supply chains
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Science Applications
- Strategy and Management
- Management Science and Operations Research
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering