A new heuristic to solve the one-warehouse N-retailer problem

@article{AbdulJalbar2010ANH,
  title={A new heuristic to solve the one-warehouse N-retailer problem},
  author={Beatriz Abdul-Jalbar and Anders Segerstedt and Joaquin Sicilia and Andreas Nilsson},
  journal={Computers & OR},
  year={2010},
  volume={37},
  pages={265-272}
}
We deal with a multi-echelon inventory system in which one warehouse supplies an item to multiple retailers. Customer demand arrives at each retailer at a constant rate. The retailers replenish their inventories from the warehouse which in turn orders from an outside supplier. It is assumed that shortages are not allowed and lead times are negligible. These distribution/inventory systems are encountered frequently in practice and have been extensively analyzed in the literature. A survey of… CONTINUE READING

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