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Title: VMI for single-vendor multi-retailer supply chains under stochastic demand
Authors: Mateen, Arqum
Chatterjee, Ashis Kumar
Mitra, Subrata
Keywords: Simulation
Stochastic demand
Supply chain management
Vendor managed inventory
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: SCOPUS
Computers and Industrial Engineering
Elsevier Ltd
Series/Report no.: 79
Abstract: This paper discusses how a vendor and multiple retailers interact in a vendor managed inventory (VMI) system under stochastic demand. It is assumed that the vendor replenishes all the retailers at the same time. The vendor replenishment cycle is taken to be an integer multiple of the retailer replenishment cycle. In case of a shortage at the vendor, the available stock is allocated to the retailers on the basis of equal stock out probability. Approximate expressions for minimizing the expected total cost for the VMI system have been developed. Various levers affecting the performance of the system have been analyzed. The validity of the approximate model has been tested through simulation. � 2014 Elsevier Ltd.
Description: Mateen, Arqum, Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, IIMK Campus P.O., Kozhikode, 673570, India; Chatterjee, Ashis Kumar, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Joka Diamond Harbor Road, Kolkata, 700104, India; Mitra, Subrata, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Joka Diamond Harbor Road, Kolkata, 700104, India
ISSN/ISBN - 03608352
DOI - 10.1016/j.cie.2014.10.028
Appears in Collections:Operations Management

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