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Working papers are in draft form. This working paper is distributed for purposes of comment and discussion only. It may not be reproduced without permission of the copyright holder. Copies of working papers are available from the author. Abstract In most organizations, supply chain planning is a cross-functional effort. Functional areas such as sales,(More)
Working papers are in draft form. This working paper is distributed for purposes of comment and discussion only. It may not be reproduced without permission of the copyright holder. Copies of working papers are available from the author. Abstract To date, little research has been done on managing the organizational and political dimensions of generating and(More)
Working papers are in draft form. This working paper is distributed for purposes of comment and discussion only. It may not be cited or reproduced without permission of the copyright holders. Copies of working papers are available from the authors. Abstract In 2002, Leitax, a niche consumer electronics company, suffered serious supply chain planning mishaps(More)
Malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) are particularly useful in low-resource settings where follow-through on traditional laboratory diagnosis is challenging or lacking. The availability of these tests depends on supply chain processes within the distribution system. In Mozambique, stock-outs of malaria RDTs are fairly common at health facilities. A(More)
We study the problem of a two-firm supply chain in which firms simultaneously choose a capacity before demand is realized. We focus on the role that private information about demand has on firms' ability to align their capacity decisions. When forecasts are private information, there are at most two equilibria: a complete coordination failure or a monotone(More)
DISCLAIMER Neither ESR nor any of its employees makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for use of the Report or its contents by any other person or organisation. and Ngapuhi for their support of this project. We especially wish to thank the samplers (who collected shellfish for this project. We gratefully(More)
We study the coordination problem of a two-firm supply chain in which firms simultaneously choose a capacity before demand is realized. We focus on the role that (a lack of) common knowledge of demand forecasts has on firms' ability to align their capacity decisions. When forecasts are not common knowledge, there are at most two equilibria: a complete(More)
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