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Title: Optimal logistics outsourcing: A geometric approach
Authors: Mai, Y.
Teo, C.-P. 
Miao, L.
Keywords: Geometric approach
Logistics outsourcing
Optimal incentive contract
Issue Date: 2010
Citation: Mai, Y.,Teo, C.-P.,Miao, L. (2010). Optimal logistics outsourcing: A geometric approach. 2010 International Conference on Logistics Systems and Intelligent Management, ICLSIM 2010 2 : 709-714. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: We introduce a geometric approach to study logistics outsourcing issues in a principal-agent setting. A method is proposed to determine the optimal outsourcing contract, using the notion of general cost sharing function. Compared with traditional methods, this simplifies the discussion on optimal contract design significantly. This restriction of the contract space does not lead to any deterioration in performance as it includes the optimal contract in the feasible contract options. The simplicity of this approach makes it more adaptable to analyzing logistics outsourcing contract options. We use a newsvendor problem to demonstrate the applicability of this approach. Some extension of this approach is proposed to complete a further insight of this approach. ©2010 IEEE.
Source Title: 2010 International Conference on Logistics Systems and Intelligent Management, ICLSIM 2010
ISBN: 9781424473311
DOI: 10.1109/ICLSIM.2010.5461094
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