Date/Time: Wednesday 13:00-14:30
Chair: Chelsea White, III
Chair Address: Univ. of MI, 1205 Beal Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48109 ,
Analysis of Supply Contracts with Minimum Order Quantity Commitments from the Supplier's Perspective Frank Y. Chen, Dimitry Krass --- Univ. of Toronto, 30 Charles St. W, Apt. 1124, Toronto, Ontario, , Canada M5S 1V4 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- This presentation concerns the supply contract between a supplier¨ and its major customer. We discuss a risk management approach (from¨ the supplier's perspective) using the minimum order quantity¨ commitment to hedge against price and its per-unit price (to be¨ fixed during the contract period).
An Integrated Total Cost Approach to Design Inbound Supply Networks John Mittenthal, Kirstin Huettner, David M. Miller, Charles P. Schmidt --- Univ. of AL, Dept. of MS & Stats., Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0226, (email@example.com)
- We present an approach for tactical logistics decision making for¨ the JIT delivery of sequenced components, parts and materials from¨ the supplier to the point of use in an assembly plant. External/¨ internal transportation lot-sizing and inventory control decisions¨ are made.
Inbound Logistics at the Michigan-Ontario Border (R) Chelsea White, III, James L. Bander --- Univ. of MI, 1205 Beal Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48109 ,
- Trucks delivering freight across the US-Canadian border to US auto¨ assembly plants may find it optimal to change the initially¨ determined route (and hence tour, if applicable) enroute as traffic¨ and weather conditions change. We examine the role of optimization¨ and communication technology in this highly competitive environment.