Simulation-based studies on dynamic sourcing of customers under random supply disruptions

Sanad H. Liaquat, Pragalbh Srivastava, Lian Qi

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Dynamic sourcing is a kind of flexible sourcing strategy in which a customer can be temporarily served by other source(s) when its assigned source is disrupted or out of stock. It is similar to contingent sourcing (“a tactic in which the firm turns to a backup supplier in the event of a failure at its normal supplier” as defined in Tomlin, 2009) that has been studied in many research works but is mainly under multiple customer-multiple source settings, whereas existing research on contingent sourcing focuses on single customer-multiple source problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDecision Making in Service Industries
Subtitle of host publicationA Practical Approach
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781439867457
ISBN (Print)9781439867341
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Mathematics(all)


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