Sunder Kekre

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Our goal is to assess the strategic and operational benefits of electronic integration for industrial procurement. We conduct a field study with an industrial supplier and examine the drivers of performance of the procurement process. Our research quantifies both the operational and strategic impacts of electronic integration in a B2B procurement(More)
I this field study, conducted at a leading avionics guidance systems manufacturer, we gathered primary data on time and cost performance of both the design and manufacturing phases of new product development (NPD). We modeled the impact of the management levers relating to oversight, the intensity of design specialization, and the level of interaction with(More)
Storage capacity for energy, such as electricity, natural gas, and oil, is limited. Thus, spot and forward purchases for delivery on the usage date play an important role in matching the supply and the uncertain demand of energy. Transaction costs tend to be larger in spot than forward energy, and more generally commodity, markets. Hence, partially(More)
We assess the impact of RFID on a logistics firm had implemented RFID for the outbound operations of a return center. The rationale for this particular deployment was the negative impact of operational inefficiency on its profits, measured by the incidence of claims by the firm’s customers for missing or damaged product. Controlling for process complexity,(More)
The valuation of the real option to store liquefied natural gas (LNG) at the downstream terminal of an LNG value chain is an important problem in practice. As the exact valuation of this real option is computationally intractable, we develop a novel and tractable heuristic model for its strategic valuation that integrates models of LNG shipping, natural gas(More)