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- Simulation-Based Studies on Dynamic Sourcing of Customers under Random Supply Disruptions

WithSanad H. Liaquat, Pragalbh Srivastava, Lian Qi

Dynamic sourcing is a kind of ™exible 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 …rm turns to a backup supplier in the event of a failure at its normal supplier” as de…ned 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.