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Title: The impact of delivery lot splitting on delivery reliability in a two-stage supply chain
Authors: Van Nieuwenhuyse, Inneke ×
Vandaele, Nico #
Issue Date: Dec-2006
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Series Title: International Journal of Production Economics vol:104 issue:2 pages:694-708
Abstract: Current supply chain policies are increasingly influenced by the lean philosophy, which calls for increased synchronization and smaller but more frequent shipments between the supply chain partners. One of the strategies used in this respect is lot splitting, i.e. the splitting of a single order quantity among multiple deliveries. Lot splitting is known to offer numerous advantages over a lot-for-lot policy, such as decreasing flow times and lower congestion levels. In this paper, we prove analytically that lot splitting improves the delivery reliability of the supplier, and hence the production schedule stability of the buyer. We also propose an approximation to estimate the delivery reliability in terms of the lot splitting policy and the system characteristics. (c) 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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ISSN: 0925-5273
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Center for Operations Management, Leuven
Faculty of Business and Economics, Campus Kulak Kortrijk – miscellaneous
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