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.

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Is Multidisciplinary Design Optimization / Collaborative Optimization used anywhere outside of the Mechanical Engineering context?

I recently stumbled across the concept of Multidisciplinary Design Optimization (MDO), sometimes referred to as Multi-Disciplinary Optimization or Multidisciplinary Systems Design Optimization (MSDO), ...
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Is a “multistep” or “multiphase” Newsvendor model possible?

I'm trying to address the question of how many times should I order a product from my supplier, assuming highly stochastic demand. In my mind there would be something like the Newsvendor model, but ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...