Department Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University College of Sustainability and Tourism Position Professor
|Research paper (Academic/Professional Journal)
|Considering discrete delivery ordering and shipment consolidation in a three-echelon supply chain with failure
|International Journal of Advanced Operations Management
|Volume, Issue, Page
|Author and coauthor
|A. H. Nobil, M. Seifbarghy, D. Pishva
|The aim of this paper is to extend research results published in two recent papers which had investigated single-vendor single-buyer inventory model with lost sales and discrete delivery orders and a model in which a single buyer orders a product from multiple vendors who deliver their products to the buyer as joint shipments. We extend the two models studied in the literature by considering a multi-product three-echelon supply chain including multiple suppliers, single manufacturer and single distributor with discrete delivery orders for raw materials and products. We assume that each product needs a specific raw material provided by the suppliers and the raw materials are delivered in batches to the manufacturer, which produces n products through n types of raw materials, and sends them to the distributor. All the products are manufactured utilising one machine and delivered in batches to the distributor.