Service Parts Inventory Control with Lateral Transshipment that takes Time
AbstractIn equipment-intensive industries such as truck manufacturing, electronics manufacturing, photo copiers,and airliners, service parts are often slow moving items for which, in some cases, the transshipment timeis not negligible. However, this aspect is hardly considered in the existing spare parts literature. We assessthe effect of non-negligible lateral transshipment time on various aspects of spare parts inventory control.Furthermore, we introduce customer-oriented service levels by taking the uncommitted pipeline stocks intoaccount. A case study in the dredging industry shows that lateral transshipment may lead to lower systemperformance, which supports the results from some recent studies. Furthermore, we find that considerablesavings can be obtained when we include the uncommitted pipeline stocks in both base stock allocation andlateral transshipment decisions.
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Date of creation: 26 Feb 2010
Date of revision: 10 Mar 2010
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Inventory Control; Lateral Transshipment; METRIC; Customer-oriented Service Level;
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- Yang, G. & Dekker, R., 2010. "Service Parts Inventory Control with Lateral Transshipment that Takes Time," Econometric Institute Report EI 2010-02, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Econometric Institute.
- C44 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - Operations Research; Statistical Decision Theory
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- NEP-ALL-2010-09-03 (All new papers)
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