Studying the interdependence of contractual and operational flexibilities in the market of specialty chemicals
Reimann, Marc and Schiltknecht, Philippe. (2009) Studying the interdependence of contractual and operational flexibilities in the market of specialty chemicals. European Journal of Operational Research, Vol.198 (No.3). pp. 760-772. ISSN 0377-2217Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2008.10.010
This paper focuses on the market of specialty chemicals and deals with the joint investigation and valuation of contractual and operational flexibilities from a manufacturers' point of view. In this market, customized services related to research, development and manufacturing of chemicals, intermediates and active pharmaceutical ingredients are offered to a small number of customers. Traditionally, customers are granted a large degree of freedom with respect to demand quantity and time exposing the manufacturer to high uncertainty and financial risk. Using a model-based approach we quantify the effect of this contractual flexibility and relate it to the manufacturing flexibility concerning capacity allocation. Through the valuation of these flexibilities we provide first insights for the manufacturer on which customer requests to accept, how to set up the associated contracts with the customers and how to allocate capacity for a given portfolio of products. (C) 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School|
|Journal or Publication Title:||European Journal of Operational Research|
|Publisher:||Elsevier Science BV|
|Date:||1 November 2009|
|Number of Pages:||13|
|Page Range:||pp. 760-772|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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