• Idle time, 193194

  • Immediate predecessors, 190

  • Impatient customer populations, 163

  • Improve step (Six Sigma), 66

  • Incentives, 255

  • Independent demand, 451, 452f

  • Independent demand items, 332

  • Independent variables, 294

  • Indirect costs, 255

  • Industrial robots, 60

  • Infinite customer populations, 163

  • Information exchange, 574575

  • Information inputs, 389, 389f

  • Input measures of capacity, 140, 144145

  • Insurance on inventory, 330

  • Integer programming, 422

  • Integrated Resource Planning (IRP)147

  • Integrated supply chains. See supply chain integration

  • Interarrival times, 165

  • Intermediate items, 458

  • Intermodal shipments, 605

  • Internal benchmarking, 78

  • Internal customers, 5

  • Internal failure costs, 100

  • Internal suppliers, 5

  • Internet of Things (IoT), 2122

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