Inventory and Supply Chain Management with Forecast Updates

  • Suresh P. Sethi
  • Houmin Yan
  • Hanqin Zhang

Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 81)

About this book


Inventory and Supply Chain Management with Forecast Updates is concerned with the problems of inventory and supply chain decision making with information updating over time. The models considered include inventory decisions with multiple sources and delivery modes, supply-contract design and evaluation, contracts with exercise price, volume-flexible contracts allowing for spot-market purchase decisions, and competitive supply chains. Real problems are formulated into tractable mathematical models, which allow for an analysis of various approaches, and provide insights for better supply chain management. The book provides a unified treatment of these models, presents a critique of the existing results, and points out potential research directions. Attention is focused on solutions – that is, inventory decisions prior and subsequent to information updates and the impact of the quality of information on these decisions.


Evaluation Inventory Decisions decision making design inventory management management science mathematics operations management operations research quality supply chain supply chain management

Authors and affiliations

  • Suresh P. Sethi
    • 1
  • Houmin Yan
    • 2
  • Hanqin Zhang
    • 3
  1. 1.School of ManagementUniversity of Texas at DallasRichardsonUSA
  2. 2.The Chinese University of Hong KongHong KongChina
  3. 3.Academy of Mathematics and Systems ScienceAcademia SinicaChina

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