Accession Number : ADA173731
Title : Operating Policies for Non- stationary Two-Echelon Inventory Systems for Reparable Items.
Descriptive Note : Special publication,
Corporate Author : ARMY MATERIEL SYSTEMS ANALYSIS ACTIVITY ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
Personal Author(s) : Kotkin,Meyer H
Report Date : May 1986
Pagination or Media Count : 193
Abstract : There are many situations (for example, wartime and the introduction of a new product into the market) where the transient behavior of a multi-echelon inventory system is of paramount importance and in these situations, steady state models may be inadequate both in describing the relevant transient behavior of the system and in determining the least cost mix, quantity, and distribution of spares that meet specified performance objectives. This report develops a model and methodology for determing cost effective inventory policies for a two-echelon non-stationary one-for-one inventory system for reparable items.
Descriptors : *INVENTORY CONTROL , METHODOLOGY , MATERIEL , STOCHASTIC PROCESSES , POLICIES , COST EFFECTIVENESS , TIME DEPENDENCE , INTEGER PROGRAMMING , REPAIR , COST MODELS , NONLINEAR PROGRAMMING , DISTRIBUTION(ECONOMICS)
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE