A study of multi-echelon and multi-location inventory system

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Authors
Bèuyèukkarhan, Turgut
Subjects
Multi-echelon
multi-location inventory system
costs
back orders
Advisors
Richards, F. Russell
Date of Issue
1980-09
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Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
The reorder point and reorder quantity for a multiechelon inventory system consisting of two levels were determined through the use of a mathematical model and a computer simulation was used to verify the results. The main echelon supported two lower echelon stock points and reordered using a continuous review inventory policy. The two lower echelon stock points operated under periodic review policies. The measure of effectiveness used was to minimize total system costs subject to a constraint on the maximum number of back orders per year. The results from the mathematical model were used as input values for the simulation and measures of effectiveness were compared. An alternative procedure was proposed and simulated; and the results of the three products were compared.
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Operations Research
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Naval Postgraduate School
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