Managing Spares Inventory Through Life Time Value Assessment

Author: Mohita Gangwar Sharma, Kashi N. Singh. Abstract: … By adopting a real options framework we develop a model that incorporates the demand uncertainty and the financial implications involved. The value derived in terms of asset utilization determines the viability of this investment. Thus, the concept of ‘Spares Life Time Value’ has been proposed based on an analogy from ‘Customer life time value’.

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Service Supply Chain Risk Management

Author: Jyri Vilko, Paavo Ritala. Abstract: … In this study, we utilize these attributes in the task of identifying the distinctive features and dynamics of service supply chains in a risk management context. The study provides an important, yet sparsely addressed, viewpoint of the supply chain risk management literature by illustrating the special characteristics of services in this context.

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Buyer-Supplier Collaboration in New Product Development Between Two Equally Powerful Firms: A Case Study of ABB and SKF

Author: Lisa Melander. Abstract: … Most studies on supplier involvement are of collaborations between a powerful buyer and a less powerful supplier, and taking the buying firm’s perspective. In contrast, this study focuses on a collaborative NPD project between two equally powerful firms, including both firms’ perspectives.

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Analysis of Product Recalls: Identification of Recall Initiators and Causes of Recall

Author: Kamrul Ahsan, Indra Gunawan. Abstract: … This research provides an in depth analysis of recalls patterns through content analysis of historical recall notices. Analysis shows most food items are recalled due to manufacturing fault, for electrical appliances major causes of recall are design fault, and kids’ products are recalled due to design and manufacturing faults, and for all types of products most recalls are initiated by the manufacturer.

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