Inventory-Service Optimization in Configure-to-Order Systems

@article{Cheng2002InventoryServiceOI,
  title={Inventory-Service Optimization in Configure-to-Order Systems},
  author={Feng Cheng and Markus Ettl and Grace Y. Lin and David D. Yao},
  journal={Manufacturing & Service Operations Management},
  year={2002},
  volume={4},
  pages={114-132}
}
This study is motivated by a process-reengineering problem in personal computer (PC) manufacturing, i.e., to move from a build-to-stock operation that is centered around endproduct (machine type) inventory, towards a con gure-to-order (CTO) operation that eliminates end-product inventory { in fact, CTO has made irrelevant the whole notion of precon gured machine types { and focuses instead on maintaining the right amount of inventory at the components. Indeed, CTO appears to be the ideal… CONTINUE READING
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