Lusheng Shao

Lusheng Shao

PhD Student

Rm 476
H04 - Merewether Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

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Thesis Topic:

Competitive Bidding in Supply Chains

Thesis Description:

Competition is pervasive in supply chains. My thesis is primarily concerned with the suppliers' competitive behaviour when they bid for a buyer's purchase business. A variety of factors are taken into account in the thesis: ex post subcontracting, ex ante single-sourcing commitment, capacity reservation, and incomplete information, etc. A closer look at how suppliers compete with each other will deepen our understanding of a firm's procurement strategy, and hence helps a buyer make a better sourcing decision.

Professor Eddie Anderson is the principle supervisor and Dr Erick Li is the associate supervisor.



Conference Paper/s

Shao L 2014 'Supply Contract Competition: The Role of Subcontracting and Single-Sourcing Commitment', ANZAM Operations, Supply Chain and Services Management Symposium, The University of Auckland, New Zealand, 4th July 2014

Shao L 2014 'The Role of Subcontracting and Commitment to Single-Sourcing in Supplier Bidding', Manufacturing & Service Operations Management MSOM 2014 Conference, University of Washington, Seattle, United States, 21st June 2014


Conference Proceeding/s

Shao L, Li E and Qian C 2012 'Is Re-designing Supply Chain Contract the Most Cost-Effective Way to Eliminate Operational Distortions?', The Fifth International Annual Conference of the Chinese Scholars Association for Management Science and Engineering CSAMSE 2012, Nanjing University, China, 1st July 2012