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A two level supply chain design under demand and exchange rate uncertainty: a real options evaluation

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posted on 2021-05-23, 10:19 authored by Yasmeen Sharan

In this thesis, a real options approach is developed to value a two level supply chain. An integrated solution framework has been developed: where (1) a product life cycle model is formed to characterize stochastic demands in the market, (2) an exchange rate lattice is presented to account for exchange rate uncertainty, (3) a supply chain model is created to utilize stochastic demands and exchange rates to maximize the firm's after tax profit, and (4) are cursive dynamic programming algorithm is developed to calculate the expected after tax profit. The model allows for capacity flexibility and factors in adjustment costs. Results show that the proposed solution framework allows decision makers to hedge against risks by switching between manufacturing options and or by changing capacity levels at the manufacturing facilities.





  • Master of Applied Science


  • Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Granting Institution

Ryerson University

LAC Thesis Type

  • Thesis

Thesis Advisor

Mohamed Wahab