publication . Doctoral thesis . 1990

The spares provisioning problem with parts inventory

Abboud, Nadim E.;
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  • Published: 02 Aug 1990
  • Publisher: Virginia Tech
  • Country: United States
In this research, we consider the spares provisioning problem, where a finite population of homogeneous machines are being deployed to meet a constant demand. While a machine is operating, it could become inoperable due to the failure of a critical built-in part in the machine. Before repairs on the machine can be initiated, however, a replacement part must be obtained. If a replacement part is available from stock, the machine is immediately transferred to the repair subsystem, in which one or more repair stations operate in parallel. If the replacement part is not in stock, then the machine waits in the ordering subsystem for the arrival of a new part. Once a ...
free text keywords: Inventory shortages, Inventory control, LD5655.V856 1990.A336
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