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dc.contributor.advisorŞen, Alper
dc.contributor.authorTanrıkulu, Mehmet Mustafa
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-01T11:09:22Z
dc.date.available2016-07-01T11:09:22Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/29948
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of article.en_US
dc.description.abstractWe consider inventory systems with multiple items in the presence of stochastic demand and jointly incurred order setup costs. The problem is to determine the replenishment policy that will minimize the total expected ordering, inventory holding and backorder costs; the so–called stochastic joint replenishment problem in the literature. In particular, we study the settings in which order setup costs reflect the transportation costs and have a step–wise cost structure, each step corresponding to an additional transportation vehicle. For this setting, we propose a new policy which we call the (s, Q) policy. Under this policy, a replenishment order of fixed size Q is triggered whenever the inventory position of one of the items drops to its reorder point s. The replenishment order is allocated to multiple items to equalize inventory positions of items to the extent possible. The policy is designed for settings in which the backorder and setup costs are high, as it allows the items to independently trigger replenishment orders and fully exploits the economies of scale by consistently ordering the same quantity. A numerical study is conducted to confirm that the policy works as designed and to compare its performance against the (Q, S) and (Q, s, S) policies that were suggested earlier in the literature. The study shows that the proposed (s, Q) policy outperforms the (Q, S) when the backorder and setup costs are high and when the vehicles are not capacitated. When the vehicles are capacitated, the new policy outperforms both other policies under the most settings considered.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityTanrıkulu, Mehmet Mustafaen_US
dc.format.extentxii, 81 leavesen_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectInventory theoryen_US
dc.subjecttruck cost structureen_US
dc.subjectstochastic joint replenishment problemen_US
dc.subject.lccTS160 .T36 2006en_US
dc.subject.lcshInventory control.en_US
dc.titleJoint replenishment problem with truck cost structuresen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Industrial Engineeringen_US
dc.publisherBilkent Universityen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S.en_US
dc.identifier.itemidBILKUTUPB078014


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