An integrated inventory model for supply chain management

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/550407
Title:
An integrated inventory model for supply chain management
Authors:
Zhang, Xiaoliang
Abstract:
Improved integration of logistics processes across multiple companies of a supply chain is of increasing interest and importance. With modern information technologies, more and more companies intend to implement a logistics alliance strategy for co-operations in the supply chain. However, the implementation of the strategy highly depends on the integrated logistics models available. To this end, extensions of existing models may be required to facilitate the entire supply chain rather than individuals. Inventory management is one of the most important parts of logistics management. In this project, an integrated inventory model is built for a supply chain with a manufacturer, multiple upstream factories and mul1iple downstream vendors. Based on some assumptions, all the individual inventory behaviours are considered together to suggest an overall optimised plan to minimise the total inventory cost of the supply chain. Then, extensions are made to the integrated inventory model for practical considerations. A numerical analysis is conducted to compare the optimised results of the integrated model with the results of some existing models. Finally, conclusions and future perspectives are drawn.
Citation:
Zhang, X. (2004) 'An integrated inventory model for supply chain management', MSc by research thesis. University of Luton.
Publisher:
University of Bedfordshire
Issue Date:
Feb-2004
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/550407
Type:
Thesis or dissertation
Language:
en
Description:
A thesis submitted for the degree ofMaster of Science by research ofthe University of Luton
Appears in Collections:
Masters e-theses

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dc.contributor.authorZhang, Xiaoliangen
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-21T11:08:27Zen
dc.date.available2015-04-21T11:08:27Zen
dc.date.issued2004-02en
dc.identifier.citationZhang, X. (2004) 'An integrated inventory model for supply chain management', MSc by research thesis. University of Luton.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/550407en
dc.descriptionA thesis submitted for the degree ofMaster of Science by research ofthe University of Lutonen
dc.description.abstractImproved integration of logistics processes across multiple companies of a supply chain is of increasing interest and importance. With modern information technologies, more and more companies intend to implement a logistics alliance strategy for co-operations in the supply chain. However, the implementation of the strategy highly depends on the integrated logistics models available. To this end, extensions of existing models may be required to facilitate the entire supply chain rather than individuals. Inventory management is one of the most important parts of logistics management. In this project, an integrated inventory model is built for a supply chain with a manufacturer, multiple upstream factories and mul1iple downstream vendors. Based on some assumptions, all the individual inventory behaviours are considered together to suggest an overall optimised plan to minimise the total inventory cost of the supply chain. Then, extensions are made to the integrated inventory model for practical considerations. A numerical analysis is conducted to compare the optimised results of the integrated model with the results of some existing models. Finally, conclusions and future perspectives are drawn.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.subjectN900 Others in Business and Administrative studiesen
dc.subjectsupply chainen
dc.subjectsupply chain managementen
dc.subjectinventory managementen
dc.subjectintegrated inventory modelen
dc.titleAn integrated inventory model for supply chain managementen
dc.typeThesis or dissertationen
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