Accession Number : AD0821788

Title :   MUCH ADO ABOUT ZERO.

Descriptive Note : Operations analysis working paper,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE LOGISTICS COMMAND WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH OPERATIONS ANALYSIS OFFIC E

Personal Author(s) : Presutti, Victor J., Jr

Report Date : SEP 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : This paper is concerned with the high frequency of zero demands often observed for inventory items. Modifications are made to the Poisson, stuttering Poisson, and negative binomial distributions. In the resulting distributions the mean, variance (excepting the modified Poisson) and the probability of zero demands may be specified, subject to certain restrictions. Further, it is shown that when the above are specified the resulting distributions are completely determined. (Author)

Descriptors :   *INVENTORY CONTROL), (*STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS, DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS, SPARE PARTS, LOGISTICS, INVENTORY CONTROL, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, INVENTORY, APPROXIMATION(MATHEMATICS).

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE