Decision aid for Production / Distribution systems
- Sujet : Contributions to Inventory Management Models for Multi-echelon Inventory Systems
- Encadrant(s) : Z. Jemai, E. Sahin
- Date de début : 10/2010
- Résumé : Inventory management is about specifying the size, the reorder interval and the placement of stocked goods to balance the need for product availability against the need for minimizing related costs (e.g., the cost of carrying products in inventory, the ordering or setup costs). The problem complexity increases when a supply chain contains more than one echelon of processing activity and storage with stochastic components. In this thesis, we aim at developing mathematical models to improve the economic performance in such multi-echelon systems. We mainly consider general multi-echelon structures in order to have a representation of industrial configurations encountered in practice.