Author ORCID Identifier

0000-0003-0821-8787

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Winter 2-19-2018

Publication Title

Dual-Channel Warehouse and Inventory Management with Stochastic Demand

Volume

112

First Page

84

Last Page

106

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tre.2017.12.012

Keywords

Dual-channel warehouse, Online fulfillment, Inventory, Uncertainty

Abstract

This study examines the inventory policy for the emerging dual-channel warehouse, which has a unique structure where the warehouse is divided into two areas: one for fulfilling online orders and the other for storing products and fulfilling offline orders. A multi-item inventory model was developed considering the warehouse capacity constraint, demand, and lead time uncertainty. Solution methods are provided for both uniform and normal distributions. Adopting the proposed inventory policy for a dual warehouse is cost effective and adds flexibility to the warehouse and supply chain. The study also offers managerial insights on some critical issues faced by companies operating in a dual-channel context.

Funding Reference Number

RGPIN-2014-03594

Comments

Recommended Citation

Alawneh, Fawzat, and Guoqing Zhang. "Dual-channel warehouse and inventory management with stochastic demand." Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review 112 (2018): 84-106.

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