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Reducing forward buying through derivatives

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dc.contributor.advisor James Masters. en_US Foti, Christopher G. (Christopher Grant), 1971- en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division. en_US 2005-08-22T23:10:15Z 2005-08-22T23:10:15Z 2000 en_US 2000 en_US
dc.description Thesis (M.Eng.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Engineering Systems Division, 2000. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 45-46). en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis examines the potential reduction of speculative inventory, commonly known as "forward buying", through the use of derivatives options, similar to those used on commodities exchanges. The reinforcing cycle of overbuying on promotion, which leads companies and industries into inescapable cycles of capacity excess & shortage, is explored and a framework for breaking free through the sale of call options on promoted products is proposed. Further speculation on the relevance of derivative instruments to Internet Exchanges and Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment (CPFR) is advanced. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Christopher G. Foti. en_US
dc.format.extent 46 p. en_US
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dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.subject Engineering Systems Division. en_US
dc.title Reducing forward buying through derivatives en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US M.Eng. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 45274604 en_US

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