Controlling bullwhip and inventory variability with the golden smoothing rule

@inproceedings{Disney2007ControllingBA,
  title={Controlling bullwhip and inventory variability with the golden smoothing rule},
  author={Stephen M. Disney and Ingrid Farasyn and Marc Lambrecht and Denis R. Towill and Wim Van de Velde},
  year={2007}
}
A major cause of supply chain deficiencies is the bullwhip effect. Supply chain managers experience this variance amplification in both inventory levels and replenishment orders. In this paper, we analyse a major cause of the bullwhip effect, namely the classical Order-Up-To (OUT) policy and suggest a remedy (a smoothing replenishment rule). In general, dampening variability in orders may have a negative impact on customer service due to increase in inventory variance. We quantify the variance… CONTINUE READING

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