Accession Number : AD0690452

Title :   A GOAL-CONSTRAINT FORMULATION FOR MULTI-ITEM INVENTORY SYSTEMS.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Tully,Albert Paul

Report Date : DEC 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : Historically multi-item inventory control has been modeled by assuming that each item can be treated independently in a variable cost minimization formulation. In this paper independence between items is not assumed. Constraints on total system operating characteristics create inter-item dependencies. Optimal policies are determined from a goal-constraint formulation. This is done without reliance upon unknown parameters such as order cost and carrying cost which the traditional theory leans on heavily. A group of models are presented, with necessary and sufficient conditions for optimal solutions provided for each. In addition, solution algorithms are indicated for the major models. An algorithm for verification of sufficiency conditions for a non-convex objective function is also provided. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*INVENTORY CONTROL, THEORY), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, COSTS, OPTIMIZATION, ALGORITHMS, NAVAL PROCUREMENT, PERIODIC VARIATIONS, DECISION THEORY, INVENTORY CONTROL, THESES

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE