Gary H. Chao

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A companies outsource more product design and manufacturing activities to other members of the supply chain, improving end-product quality has become an endeavor extending beyond the boundaries of the firms’ in-house process capabilities. In this paper, we discuss two contractual agreements by which product recall costs can be shared between a manufacturer(More)
We consider a finite-population queueing system with heterogeneous classes of customers and a single server. For the case of nonpreemptive service, we fully characterize the structure of the server’s optimal service policy that minimizes the total average customer waiting costs. We show that the optimal service policy may never serve some classes of(More)
Charity fundraising organizers increasingly attempt to predict the donations to their causes to maximize the effectiveness of their expenditures and achieve their “social good” objectives. Much of the scholarly work in cause-related fundraising uses organization-specific demographic, geographic, psychographic and behavioral information about its donors to(More)
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