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Note---Comment on "Aggregate Safety Stock Levels and Component Part Commonality"

  • John O. McClain

    (Graduate School of Business & Public Administration, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853)

  • William L. Maxwell

    (Graduate School of Business & Public Administration, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853)

  • John A. Muckstadt

    (Graduate School of Business & Public Administration, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853)

  • L. Joseph Thomas

    (Graduate School of Business & Public Administration, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853)

  • Elliott N. Weiss

    (Graduate School of Business & Public Administration, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853)

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    In this Note, we address the issue of safety stock considerations in an MRP environment through the use of a single identical component as a replacement for a set of multiple components. We indicate where the results reported by Collier (Collier, David A. 1982. Aggregate safety stock levels and component part commonality. Management Sci. 28 (11, November) 1296--1303.) may prove to be misleading.

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    Volume (Year): 30 (1984)
    Issue (Month): 6 (June)
    Pages: 772-773

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    Handle: RePEc:inm:ormnsc:v:30:y:1984:i:6:p:772-773
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