Accession Number : AD0787557

Title :   Multilocation Distribution System: A Survey.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE OPERATIONS RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Karmarkar,Uday S.

Report Date : SEP 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 81

Abstract : The multilocation distribution problem and its terminology is described and a framework for categorizing formal models is developed. The literature on theoretical approaches to the problem is surveyed and evaluated. The theoretical results available have not in general led to practical methods of managing distribution systems. It appears that the methodology of stochastic programming under a loss function (or with 'recourse') is the appropriate formal approach to the problem and a very brief survey is included. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Inventory control, *Distribution theory, Dynamic programming, Stochastic processes, Decision theory, Computations, Allocations

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE