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Heuristic Coordination of Decentralized Inventory Systems Using Induced Backorder Costs

Berling, Peter LU and Marklund, Johan LU (2006) In Production and Operations Management 15(2). p.294-310
Abstract
In this paper, we investigate a one-warehouse multiple-retailer system, where the inventory control decisions are coordinated using a near optimal induced backorder cost, β*. All installations use continuous review installation-stock (R, Q) policies. The analysis builds on an approximation model where the stochastic warehouse delays are replaced by their correct averages. The contributions include insights as to how β* is influenced by system parameters, and the determination of simple closed form β* estimates. The latter offering a practical means to achieve coordinated control of large size systems.
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Inventory control, Coordination, Studies, Heuristic, Supply chains
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Production and Operations Management
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Wiley-Blackwell
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English
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  author       = {Berling, Peter and Marklund, Johan},
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  keyword      = {Inventory control,Coordination,Studies,Heuristic,Supply chains},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {294--310},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Production and Operations Management},
  title        = {Heuristic Coordination of Decentralized Inventory Systems Using Induced Backorder Costs},
  volume       = {15},
  year         = {2006},
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