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    • Commitment Decisions with Partial Information Updating (ed.1) 

      Ferguson, Mark E.; DeCroix, Gregory A.; Zipkin, Paul Herbert (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2004-07-08)
      In this paper, we extend the results of Ferguson [10] on an end-product manufacturer's choice of when to commit to an order quantity from its parts supplier. During the supplier's lead-time, information arrives about end ...
    • Sharing Information to Manage Perishables (ed.1) 

      Ferguson, Mark E.; Ketzenberg, Michael E. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2004-09-14)
      We address the value of information (VOI) sharing in the context of a two-echelon,serial supply chain with one retailer and one supplier that provides a single perishable product to consumers. We evaluate information sharing ...
    • Supply Chain Coordination for False Failure Returns (ed.1) 

      Ferguson, Mark E.; Guide, V. Daniel R., Jr.; Souza, Gilvan C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2004-09-14)
      False failure returns are products that are returned by consumers to retailers with no functional or cosmetic defect. The cost of a false failure return includes the processing actions of testing, refurbishing if necessary, ...
    • How Should a Firm Manage Deteriorating Inventory? (ed.1) 

      Ferguson, Mark E.; Koenigsberg, Oded (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2004-09-14)
      Firms selling goods whose quality level deteriorates over time often face difficult decisions when unsold inventory remains. Since the leftover product is often perceived to be of lower quality than the new product, ...
    • Information Sharing to Improve Retail Product Freshness of Perishables (ed.1) 

      Ferguson, Mark E.; Ketzenberg, Michael E. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2004-09-14)
      We explore the value of information (VOI) in the context of a retailer that provides a perishable product to consumers and receives replenishment from a single supplier. We assume a periodic review model with stochastic ...
    • Commitment Decisions with Partial Information Updating (ed.2) 

      DeCroix, Gregory A.; Zipkin, Paul Herbert (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2004-12-21)
      In this paper, we extend the results of Ferguson [10] on an end-product manufacturer's choice of when to commit to an order quantity from its parts supplier. During the supplier's lead-time, information arrives about ...
    • The Effect of Competition on Recovery Strategies (ed.1) 

      Ferguson, Mark E.; Toktay, L. Beril (2005-01-13)
      Manufacturers often face a choice of whether to recover the value in their end-of-life products through remanufacturing. In many cases, firms choose not to remanufacture, as they are (rightly) concerned that the remanufactured ...
    • Supply Chain Coordination for False Failure Returns (ed.2) 

      Ferguson, Mark E.; Guide, V. Daniel R., Jr.; Souza, Gilvan C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-02-22)
      False failure returns are products that are returned by consumers to retailers with no functional cosmetic defect. The cost of a false failure return includes the processing actions of testing, refurbishing if necessary, ...
    • Simple Newsvendor Heuristics for Multiechelon Distribution Networks 

      Ferguson, Mark E.; Lystad, Erik D. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-05-05)
      We consider the problem of determining optimal stocking levels in a multi-echelon distribution network consisting of m echelons and n non-identical terminal locations. Lead-times are deterministic, there are no fixed ...
    • Information Sharing to Improve Retail Product Freshness of Perishables (ed.2) 

      Ferguson, Mark E.; Ketzenberg, Michael E. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-05-30)
      We explore the value of information (VOI) in the context of a retailer that provides a perishable product to consumers and receives replenishment from a single supplier. We assume a periodic review model with stochastic ...
    • How Should a Firm Manage Deteriorating Inventory? (ed.2) 

      Ferguson, Mark E.; Koenigsberg, Oded (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-06-12)
      Firms selling goods whose quality level deteriorates over time often face difficult decisions when unsold inventory remains. Since the leftover product is often perceived to be of lower quality than the new product, ...
    • The Effect of Competition on Recovery Strategies (ed.2) 

      Ferguson, Mark E.; Toktay, L. Beril (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-07)
      Manufacturers often face a choice of whether to recover the value in their end-of-life products through remanufacturing. In many cases, firms choose not to remanufacture, as they are (rightly) concerned that the ...
    • Sharing Information to Manage Perishables (ed.2) 

      Ferguson, Mark E.; Ketzenberg, Michael E. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-08)
      We address the value of information (VOI) sharing in the context of a two echelon, serial supply chain with one retailer and one supplier that provides a single perishable product to consumers. We evaluate information ...
    • Information Sharing to Improve Retail Product Freshness of Perishables (ed.3) 

      Ferguson, Mark E.; Ketzenberg, Michael E. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-11)
      We explore the value of information (VOI) in the context of a retailer that provides a perishable product to consumers and receives replenishment from a single supplier. We assume a periodic review model with stochastic ...
    • The Effect of Competition on Recovery Strategies (ed.3) 

      Ferguson, Mark E.; Toktay, L. Beril (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-11)
      Manufacturers often face a choice of whether to recover the value in their end-of-life products through remanufacturing. In many cases, firms choose not to remanufacture, as they are (rightly) concerned that the ...
    • Supply chain coordination for false failure returns (ed.3) 

      Ferguson, Mark E.; Guide, V. Daniel R., Jr.; Souza, Gilvan C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-11)
      False failure returns are products that are returned by consumers to retailers with no functional or cosmetic defect. The cost of a false failure return includes the processing actions of testing, refurbishing if necessary, ...
    • A Comparison of Unconstraining Methods to Improve Revenue Management Systems (ed.1) 

      Ferguson, Mark E.; Crystal, Carolyn Roberts; Higbie, Jon; Kapoor, Rohit (2005-12-07)
      A successful revenue management system requires accurate demand forecasts for each customer segment. These forecasts are used to set booking limits for lower value customers to ensure an adequate supply for higher value ...
    • How Should a Firm Manage Deteriorating Inventory? (ed.3) 

      Ferguson, Mark E.; Koenigsberg, Oded (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-12-15)
      Firms selling goods whose quality level deteriorates over time often face difficult decisions when unsold inventory remains. Since the leftover product is often perceived to be of lower quality than the new product, ...
    • A Simple and Robust Batch-Ordering Inventory Policy Under Incomplete Demand Knowledge 

      Ferguson, Mark E.; Bai, Liwei; Alexopoulos, Christos; Tsui, Kwok-Leung (2005-12-16)
      Generally, the derivation of an inventory policy requires the knowledge of the underlying demand distribution. Unfortunately, in many settings such as retail, demand is not completely observable in a direct way or inventory ...
    • Where To Differentiate Your Product When Stocking Levels Are Coupled 

      Ferguson, Mark E.; Lystad, Erik D. (2006-03-08)
      A critical assumption of Lee and Tang’s (1997) analysis of where in the production process a company should delay differentiation of its product is the independent treatment of installations in the production network. ...