Michael R. Galbreth

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Administration from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. His current research interests include reverse logistics and remanufacturing, supply chain management, and electronic procurement. Prior to entering the Ph.D. program, he was a manager with KPMG Consulting. the Owen School faculty in 1990 after spending 10 years at the University of Minne-sota.(More)
In this paper, we provide an analytical perspective on the link between supply chain collaboration and forecast accuracy, showing that collaborative forecasting can lead to less accurate demand forecasts over a wide range of cost and demand parameters. The result is explained by the decision maker's relative preference for investing in forecasting vs. order(More)
We consider the acquisition and production decisions of a remanufacturer who acquires used products of variable condition and allocates remanufacturing activity to domestic and offshore facilities. The problem is formulated as a multicommodity network flow model with economies of scale and product obsolescence. We show that the remanufacturer's optimal(More)