Journal article

Service-Level Agreement with Dynamic Inventory Policy: The Effect of the Performance Review Period and the Incentive Structure

Zahra Hosseinifard, Lusheng Shao, Srinivas Talluri

DECISION SCIENCES | WILEY | Published : 2021


Performance measures are often outlined in the section of the service-level agreement (SLA) of the contract between a supplier and a retailer. They are monitored periodically, and penalty and/or bonus payments are imposed in each performance review period, according to the SLA clauses. Previous studies have mostly considered a static inventory policy in analyzing SLAs. However, in practice, the supplier may have an opportunity to adjust the stock level in each inventory review period, according to the observed performance. This study analyzes the dynamic stocking decision for a supplier facing an SLA where the supplier sells a single product to the retailer. The ready rate is used to measure..

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