International Journal of Production Research volume 56, issue 17, P5593-5610 2017 DOI: 10.1080/00207543.2017.1394586 View full text
Emel Arikan, Lena Silbermayr

Abstract: We study risk pooling via unidirectional lateral transshipments between two locations under local decision-making. Unidirectional transshipments can be applicable when cost structures and/or capabilities differ between locations, and it is also a common practice in dual channel supply chains with online and offline sales channels. We show that such a system cannot be coordinated only with varying transshipment prices. The transshipment receiver orders more and the transshipment giver orders less than the resp…

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