Optimal Issuing Policies
CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY OPERATIONS RESEARCH CENTER
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The document considers a stockpile consisting of n items where the ith item has a rating r sub i, where i 1, ..., n . An item with rating r, if kept in stockpile until time t and then released to the field, is considered to have a field life of Lrdt. Thus it is assumed that for any t, the field life for issuance at time t is proportional to the time O field life. Items are to be issued one by one from the stockpile to the field until the stockpile is depleted. The ith issued item is placed in the field immediately upon the death in the field of the i-1st issued item. Conditions for LIFO and FIFO optimality are obtained.
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