Publication Type

Journal Article

Version

Postprint

Publication Date

2010

Abstract

Given an existing stock allocation in an inventory system, it is often necessary to perform reallocation over multiple time points to address inventory imbalance and maximize availability. In this paper, we focus on the situation where there are two opportunities to perform reallocation within a replenishment cycle. We derive a mathematical model to determine when and how to perform reallocation. Furthermore, we consider the extension of this model to the situation allowing an arbitrary number of reallocations. Experimental results show that the two-reallocation approach achieves better performance compared with the single-reallocation approach found in the literature. We also illustrate how to apply the proposed model to design cost-optimal periodic resupply policies.

Keywords

Two-Echelon Inventory, Periodic Resupply, Reallocation, Repairable Item, Military Logistics

Discipline

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics | Business | Operations Research, Systems Engineering and Industrial Engineering

Research Areas

Intelligent Systems and Decision Analytics

Publication

IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering

Volume

7

Issue

3

First Page

474

Last Page

485

ISSN

1545-5955

Identifier

10.1109/TASE.2010.2040827

Publisher

IEEE

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TASE.2010.2040827