The Stack Overflow podcast is back! Listen to an interview with our new CEO.

Questions tagged [supply-chain]

For questions related to Operations Research approaches for modeling, managing, or optimizing supply chains, systems designed to move goods from where they are produced to where they are consumed.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
7
votes
2answers
45 views

Buyback policy in a supply chain

Consider a three level supply chain consisting of a manufacturer, a wholesaler and a retailer. Suppose I wish to include a buyback contract to this network. Then am I right when I say that wholesaler ...
10
votes
3answers
659 views

Holding cost vs carrying cost vs storage cost

I was reading an article on supply chain management and encountered a number of inventory costs like ordering, carrying, shortage, holding, storage costs. I cannot understand the difference between ...
9
votes
1answer
94 views

Approaches for choosing a “risk” factor in an Inventory Optimization problem?

I'm working on an Inventory Optimization (Allocation) problem. The decision variable is the amount of inventory budget to allocate for each product, from a set of products. My objective is to ...
3
votes
2answers
124 views

Queuing models in R, $\lambda$ Little

It's noted that the number of folks in a stationary system will maintain an average equal to the rate of arrival multiplied by the mean of the service distribution. Where the formula $L = \lambda w$ ...
13
votes
3answers
82 views

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?
9
votes
2answers
142 views

Supply Chain Public Data Repository

I was wondering if there is any repository of datasets for supply chain problems. For example, the UC Irvine Machine Learning Repository contains datasets for ML, and MIPLIB is used as a benchmark for ...