Control of inventories with intermittent demand

W. T.M. Dunsmuir, R. N. Snyder

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The problem of controlling inventories with intermittent demands is considered. A method for determining re-order levels consistent with a specified customer service level is proposed. The distinguishing feature is the use of a probability distribution with a spike at zero to represent the relative frequency of periods with no transactions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-21
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Journal of Operational Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 5 May 1989


  • demand
  • Inventory

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