Cash flow- and Inventory-oriented Coordination of the Supply Chain
|Published by:||Supply Chain Management and Reverse Logistics, hrsg. v. Harald Dyckhoff, Richard Lackes und Joachim Reese, Berlin et al.|
|Additional information:||S. 221-243|
In this paper we describe a cash flow-oriented and an inventory-oriented approach to model the supply chain and characterize the determination of the inventory holding cost based on the capital tied up in inventory. Our study focuses on a three-tiered supply chain consisting of a component manufacturer, a carrier, and a buyer performing a final assembly operation. We differentiate between a simultaneous and a successive coordination of the supply chain. Based on numerical examples we determine efficiency differences of the coordination concepts. Sensitivity analyzes additionally show the parameters influence on the efficiency differences.