Managing Supplier Competition under Limited Capacities
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IE-OPIM Joint Seminar
Abdullah Daşcı - York University, School of Administrative Studies
November 30, 2011, Wednesday @ 13:40pm @ FENS L045


“Managing Supplier Competition under Limited Capacities”
Many industries are characterized by large buyers and suppliers whose decisions are influenced by
the strategic interactions among them. Here we present an economic model for a monopolistic
buyer that needs to procure a critical item from two candidate suppliers that compete to win the
buyer’s account. The suppliers are assumed to be identical except for their capacities, which is the
main source of interactions among them. The objective of the buyer is to design a procurement
process that would minimize its total cost. We analyze this problem under a few procurement design
choices and analyze the impact of these choices and capacities on supplier profits and buyer’s
procurement cost.


Abdullah Daşcı
Abdullah Dasci is Associate Professor of Management Science at the
School of Administrative Studies at York University and a visiting
professor at the Sabanci University School of Management. He
obtained his B.Sc. and M.S. in Industrial Engineering from Bilkent
University in 1993 and 1995, and Ph.D. in Management from McGill
University in 2001. Prior to York, he taught at the University of North
Carolina at Charlotte and University of Alberta. His research interests
include location theory, supply chain management, and pricing and
revenue management. His work has appeared in leading management
science journals such as Operations Research, IIE Transactions, and
European Journal of Operational Research. He currently serves on the
Editorial Board of Computers and Operations Research.