Questions tagged [demand-distribution]

For questions related to probability distributions used to model demands for products or services, e.g., in an inventory or supply chain optimization context.

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Estimating optimal inventory in times of high uncertainty due to coronavirus

I'm trying to help out a relative of mine who runs a small highly seasonal business in the clothing/textiles industry. 80% of sales are in Q1 of every year, and the purchasing and manufacturing ...
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Real world demand dataset

I am looking for a publicly available real world demand data to compare the performance of some algorithms. The dataset should include some products with data of a sufficiently long period of time. I ...
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Good distribution assumptions for customer demand in a supply chain

Why do we normally assume normal distribution/Poisson distribution for customer demand in a supply chain? Are there other good distribution assumptions?