On two-echelon inventory systems with Poisson demand and lost sales

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Abstract

We derive approximations for the service levels of two-echelon inventory systems with lost sales and Poisson demand. Our method is simple and accurate for a very broad range of problem instances, including cases with both high and low service levels. In contrast, existing methods only perform well for limited problem settings, or under restrictive assumptions.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEindhoven, The Netherlands
PublisherBETA Research School
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

NameBETA working paper
PublisherBETA Research School
No.366
Volume366

Keywords

  • Inventory
  • Spare parts
  • lost sales
  • IR-85228
  • METIS-284430

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    Alvarez, E., & van der Heijden, M. C. (2011). On two-echelon inventory systems with Poisson demand and lost sales. (BETA working paper; Vol. 366, No. 366). Eindhoven, The Netherlands: BETA Research School.