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Optimal Policies for a Multi-Echelon Inventory Problem


  • Andrew J. Clark

    (Planning Research Corporation, Los Angeles, California)

  • Herbert Scarf

    (Stanford University, Stanford, California)


(This article originally appeared in Management Science, July 1960, Volume 6, Number 4, pp. 475--490, published by The Institute of Management Sciences.)

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  • Andrew J. Clark & Herbert Scarf, 2004. "Optimal Policies for a Multi-Echelon Inventory Problem," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 50(12_supple), pages 1782-1790, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:inm:ormnsc:v:50:y:2004:i:12_supplement:p:1782-1790

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    1. R. E. Kalaba & M. L. Juncosa, 1956. "Optimal Design and Utilization of Communication Networks," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 3(1), pages 33-44, October.
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    • G01 - Financial Economics - - General - - - Financial Crises
    • G13 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Contingent Pricing; Futures Pricing
    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • G28 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Government Policy and Regulation
    • G32 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill


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