Chapter . A performance evaluation approach of an inventory system with batch orders

Jie LI, Alexandra SAVA, Xiaolan XIE

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This paper deals with an inventory system composed of a warehouse supplied from a manufacturing plant. Customer orders arrive randomly with random order size and the production capacity is finite. The inventory at the warehouse is controlled by a base-stock policy. Transportation time from plant to warehouse is a constant. An analytical approach is proposed to evaluate the order-to-delivery lead-time of the warehouse, the total inventory on order and the inventory holding ...

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