Responsibility Tokens in Supply Chain Management

  title={Responsibility Tokens in Supply Chain Management},
  author={Evan L. Porteus},
  journal={Manufacturing & Service Operations Management},
The decentralizedsupply chain managementschemeof Lee and Whang (1999) can be viewed as operationalizingthe decentralizedmanagementschemeimplicit in Clark and Scarf (1960). This paperproposesthe useof what arecalledresponsibilitytokens(RTs) to further facilitate that operationalization.The proposalassumesthat a managementinformation system,presumablyelectronic,is establishedto monitor inventoriesand shipment quantities, and to carry out transfer paymentsbetweenplayers. As in Lee and Whang (1999… CONTINUE READING
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