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International Journal of Supply Chain and Inventory Management (3 papers in press)

 

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  • Measuring Supply Chain Performance of Tyre Manufacturers in India: An Empirical Investigation   Order a copy of this article
    by Hirenkumar Patel, Kiran Patel 
    Abstract: Purpose Supply chain management is crucial for the successful business operations. Current businesses pose many challenges in terms of cost pressure, lesser profit margin and supply chain complexity in Indian set up. In such a situation, monitoring the performance of supply chain is necessary. Keeping this in mind, this paper tries to measure the performance of five tyre manufacturers in India based on the published financial statements. Design/methodology/approach The empirical data is gathered for five Indian tyre manufacturing companies for last four years. The financial data of these five companies are taken from the public domain of financial database Capitaline Databases. Findings The finding of this study demonstrated that there are two groups of tyre manufacturers. One group contains similar supply chain management practices. The other might have different practices leading to difference in supply chain performance. Originality/value This study provides valuable insights not only for tyre manufacturers to improve their supply chain performance, but also for research scholars who want to conduct their further research in the same domain.
    Keywords: Supply Chain; Supply Chain Length; Efficiency and Working Capital Productivity.

  • Development of Inventory model for inventory induced demand and time- dependent holding cost for deteriorating items under inflation   Order a copy of this article
    by RAKESH TRIPATHI 
    Abstract: In the last few years researchers have established their EOQ (Economic Order Quantity) models considering both demand rate and selling price as constant. In actual practice it is only possible in a growth stage. Demand function with a stock- level or in time dependent for high-tech products. The research proposed here has considered a model of deteriorating items with inventory induced demand and inflation. Holding cost is assumed to be time induced and selling price is exponential. We then developed a mathematical model to obtain total profit. Approximate optimal solution is also discussed. Numerical example and sensitivity analysis are presented indicating effects of change in several elements. Second order approximations are used for exponential terms in case of low deterioration rates.
    Keywords: Selling price; inflation; holding cost; stock- sensitive demand; profit.

  • Product Acquisition Management in a High-End Server Remanufacturing Environment   Order a copy of this article
    by Chanchal Saha, Faisal Aqlan 
    Abstract: Product Acquisition Management (PrAM) processes are considered powerful value-added product recovery activities in Closed-Loop Supply Chain (CLSC) business models. Aside from their potential manufacturing cost savings, these recovery activities are environmentally friendly and energy conservative, and the activities must abide by government regulations. Although remanufacturing of returned products is less costly than manufacturing, the variability and uncertainties in returned products cost, quality, quantity, and timing of return remain vital issues for returned products inventory disposition and order fulfillment. PrAM plays a vital role in the disposition of returned parts into their specific recovery and distribution channels. The characteristics of the acquisition, grading, and disposition processes can vary significantly between products. Thus, this study discusses the characteristics of PrAM processes and proposes a decision support system framework for inventory disposition and customer order fulfillment in a high-end server hybrid business model. The proposed framework incorporates clustering algorithm, multi-criteria decision-making technique, and heuristic algorithms to assist in inventory disposition and customer order fulfillment by meeting customer requirements and budget constraints. Experimental results ensure comprehensive, efficient, and timely decision support of the proposed framework by evaluating its performance and feasibility using real-world data. The proposed framework incorporates cost, quality, and time related metrics, and aligns these factors with the sustainable development goals.
    Keywords: closed-loop supply chain; product acquisition management; inventory disposition; customer order fulfillment; high-end server manufacturing.