Pooling lead-time risk by order splitting: A critical review

Douglas J. Thomas, John E. Tyworth

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After more than 20 years of extensive study, the policy of pooling lead-time risk by simultaneously splitting replenishment orders among several suppliers continues to attract the attention of researchers. A critical review of the extant literature is conducted. Important and persistent limitations of current research are revealed that may make the policy uneconomical, in general, and more promising research directions are suggested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)245-257
Number of pages13
JournalTransportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Transportation

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