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Amiri M, Seif barghy M, Olfat L, Razavi Hajiagha S H. Determination of a Desirable Inventory Policy in a three Echelon Multilayer Supply Chain with Normal Demand . IJIEPR. 2012; 23 (1) :65-72
URL: http://ijiepr.iust.ac.ir/article-1-414-en.html

Associate Professor, Industrial Management Department, Faculty of Management and Accounting, Allameh Tabatabaei University, Tehran, Iran , amiri@atu.ac.ir
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Inventory control is one of the most important issues in supply chain management. In this paper, a three-echelon production, distribution, inventory system composed of one producer, a set of wholesalers and retailers is considered. Costumers' demands can be approximated by a normal distribution and the inventory policy is a kind of continuous review (R, Q). In this paper, a model based on standard cost structure of inventory systems is developed and a heuristic algorithm is designed to optimize the developed model. The application of model is examined in a series of designed experiments that are compared with simulation results. These comparisons verify the validity of the model. Regarding to real complexities in three-echelon systems analysis, the proposed method can have a wide application in practical problems with the same considerations and assumptions. In addition, this method can be used to approximate those systems that follow a Poisson demand.
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Received: 2012/03/3

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