An exact solution procedure for multi-item two-echelon spare parts inventory control problem with batch ordering in the central warehouse

Engin Topan, Z. Pelin Bayindir*, Tarkan Tan

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Abstract

We consider a multi-item two-echelon inventory system in which the central warehouse operates under a (Q,R) policy, and the local warehouses implement basestock policy. An exact solution procedure is proposed to find the inventory control policy parameters that minimize the system-wide inventory holding and fixed ordering cost subject to an aggregate mean response time constraint at each facility.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)454-461
Number of pages8
JournalOperations research letters
Volume38
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Batch ordering
  • Branch and price
  • Inventory
  • Multi-item
  • Spare parts
  • Two-echelon

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