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Data Set--Real-World Multiechelon Supply Chains Used for Inventory Optimization

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  • Sean P. Willems

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This data set describes 38 multiechelon supply chains that have been implemented in practice. These chains exhibit special structure that can be used to inform and test analytical models. Although the data were not collected with the intention of econometric analysis, they may be useful in an empirical study. The data described in this paper are publicly available at the journal's website (http://msom.pubs.informs.org/ecompanion.html).

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  • Sean P. Willems, 2008. "Data Set--Real-World Multiechelon Supply Chains Used for Inventory Optimization," Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, INFORMS, vol. 10(1), pages 19-23, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:inm:ormsom:v:10:y:2008:i:1:p:19-23
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    1. Grace Hua, N. & Willems, Sean P., 2016. "Analytical insights into two-stage serial line supply chain safety stock," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 181(PA), pages 107-112.
    2. Tor Schoenmeyr & Stephen C. Graves, 2009. "Strategic Safety Stocks in Supply Chains with Evolving Forecasts," Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, INFORMS, pages 657-673.
    3. Dai, Hongyan & Ge, Ling & Zhou, Weihua, 2015. "A design method for supply chain traceability systems with aligned interests," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 170(PA), pages 14-24.
    4. Eruguz, Ayse Sena & Sahin, Evren & Jemai, Zied & Dallery, Yves, 2016. "A comprehensive survey of guaranteed-service models for multi-echelon inventory optimization," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 172(C), pages 110-125.
    5. Moncayo-Martínez, Luis A. & Zhang, David Z., 2013. "Optimising safety stock placement and lead time in an assembly supply chain using bi-objective MAX–MIN ant system," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 145(1), pages 18-28.
    6. Hua, N. Grace & Willems, Sean P., 2016. "Optimally configuring a two-stage serial line supply chain under the guaranteed service model," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 181(PA), pages 98-106.

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