Investigating warehousing policies

Georgia Skintzi, George Ioannou, Gregory Prastacos

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The tendency of companies to expand their control through the entire supply chain is a significant managerial driver. On the other hand, large manufacturing and distribution firms have developed competences that do not cover all levels of the supply chain. In order to confront the lack of knowledge and expertise, enterprises can either outsource a specific operation or acquire a company that is specialized in the specific field. In this paper we focus on warehousing decisions and investigate three different warehousing policies and ownership structures of the warehousing facilities. The approach is based on game theory and an industrial example provides insight on the results reached.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)955-970
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Production Economics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Business, Management and Accounting
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


  • Inventory control
  • Supply chain

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