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Title: Procurement Strategies to Improve Quality Consistency in Wheat Shipments
Authors: Wilson, William W.
Dahl, Bruce L.
Keywords: buying strategies
costs
functional characteristic tests
location
risks
simulation
stochastic efficiency
variety
Issue Date: 2008-04
Abstract: Consistency of functional characteristics in wheat is a concern confronting buyers and sellers. This research analyzes the cost and risk of different procurement strategies for importers. A stochastic simulation model is used to determine the probability of functional characteristics being satisfied subject to quality targets and costs for alternative purchase strategies. Stochastic efficiency was employed to identify purchase strategies that dominate others and to determine the extent of preference. As more specific characteristics are incorporated into a contract, results indicate that the probabilities of meeting end-use requirements increase
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/36708
Institution/Association: Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics>Volume 33, Number 01, April 2008
Total Pages: 17
From Page: 69
To Page: 86
Collections:Volume 33, Number 1, April 2008

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