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On optimal inventory control with independent stochastic item returns


  • Fleischmann, Moritz
  • Kuik, Roelof


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  • Fleischmann, Moritz & Kuik, Roelof, 2003. "On optimal inventory control with independent stochastic item returns," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 151(1), pages 25-37, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ejores:v:151:y:2003:i:1:p:25-37

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