This dissertation studies the impact of uncertainty and competition on a firm’s decision making in the field of operations management. First, I investigate the dynamics of a firm’s decision. Second, I investigate how competition between supply chain players changes the dynamics of a firm’s decisions. I focus on three specific decision areas: (1) capacity planning at the strategic and tactic levels (2) anti-counterfeiting strategies at the tactic level; and (3) risk management for long field-life systems at the operational level. Our main generic research questions are as follows: (a) how should a firm make its capacity investment decisions in a competitive market, considering the changing demand? (b) how can a firm compete against counterfeiters in a global supply chain? (c) how should a firm that purchases parts manage end-of-supply risk of these parts, considering the changing supply and demand?

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Keywords Capacity, Competition, New Product Launch, Anti-counterfeiting, Risk Assessment, Big Data
Promotor M.B.M. de Koster (René) , R. Dekker (Rommert) , R.A. Zuidwijk (Rob)
Publisher Erasmus University Rotterdam
ISBN 978-90-5892-533-6
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Series ERIM Ph.D. Series Research in Management
Organisation Department of Technology and Operations Management
Li, X. (2019, January 11). Dynamic Decision Making under Supply Chain Competition (No. 2018-EPS-466-LIS). ERIM Ph.D. Series Research in Management. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from