Three studies on drop-shipping: antecedents and outcomes of adoption, omnichannel inventory allocation, and decision-making by suppliers and retailers with incomplete information
Seminar in presence
Building BL26/B – Sala Consiglio (ground floor)
Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering
Via R. Lambruschini, 4/B
The Ohio State University
Drop-shipping is an increasingly popular retail operation in which a supplier owns and holds inventory, and ships it to end-consumers at retailers’ requests. This seminar will provide a brief overview of current drop-shipping practices according to interviews conducted with over 60 organizations in the United States.
It will also present the results of three academic studies. The first study investigates the drivers and barriers and subsequent operational and relational outcomes of drop-shipping adoption by both suppliers and retailers, according to a survey research. The second study investigates inventory allocation of fashion products across store and drop-shipping channels using an analytical model and an innovative econometric technique. The third study investigates which partner benefits the most when production decisions are made by suppliers and promotion decisions are made by retailers, but information about such decisions is only partially shared with each other.
Anníbal C. Sodero (PhD in Supply Chain Management at Arizona State University, MSc in Supply Chain Management at Warwick University, BSc in Computer Sciences at UFMG) is an Assistant Professor of Logistics at The Ohio State University. His research on supply chain management, information technology, and marketing focuses on logistics management, innovation management, and the role of emerging technology in organizing economic activity. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Operations Management and the Decision Sciences Journal and a member of the Editorial Review Boards of the Journal of Business Logistics and the Journal of Supply Chain Management. Dr. Sodero teaches courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels, including PhD seminars, in the areas of logistics, supply chain, and technology management. Prior to joining academia, he was the CEO and founder of a high-technology company providing software, training, and consulting services for third-party logistics providers, which was acquired by a leading ERP provider in Latin America.