Determining the reorder point and order-up-to level to satisfy two constraints in a periodic review system under negative binomial demand
In this paper we consider an inventory management problem motivated by a specific practical context that concerns the commonly used periodic review, reorder point, order-up-to-level control system. In particular, the reorder point and order-up-to level have to be selected so as to satisfy two management-specified constraints. First, from a marketing (or, more generally, a business) perspective, the actual fill rate achieved must be no lower than a prescribed value. Second, for production or supply purposes, the average time between consecutive replenishments must be as close as possible to a target value. The demand distribution considered is the negative binomial. An efficient procedure is developed with illustrations.
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Volume (Year): 63 (2012)
Issue (Month): 7 (July)
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