INVENTORY CONTROL UNDER STOCHASTIC LEAD TIME AND STOCHASTIC DEMAND.
PENNSYLVANIA UNIV PHILADELPHIA
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An attempt is made to investigate the behavior of an inventory system in which lead time, the size of the demand order, and the time between successive demand orders are all random variables with known probability distributions. Since adequate analytical mathematical models are not existant, a computer-based simulation model is used to study the inventory system. An introduction to the inventory problem and a description of inventory systems currently in use are provided. The formulation of the model is described. Results are presented as graphs of stockout time as a function of reorder point.