Build-to-Order Meets Global Sourcing: Planning Challenge for the Auto Industry

Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 152)


Auto manufacturers today face many challenges: The industry is plagued with excess capacity that drives down prices, international competitors are seizing share at both ends of the market and consumers are well informed about options and prices. All these factors combine to heighten competitive pressures, squeeze margins, and leave manufacturers struggling to increase revenues and market share.



The authors thank their contacts at the North American operations of a European auto manufacturer for their tireless and patient support and encouragement. The authors also want to recognize the efforts and contributions of Thomas Drtil, Stefan Lier, Matthias Pauli and Claus Reeker, Master’s students who contributed to the evaluation of the Ship-to-Average policy.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Economics and Administrative SciencesOzyegin UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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