S-Space College of Business Administration/Business School (경영대학/대학원) Institute of Information and Operation Management (경영정보연구소) Journal of information and operations management (경영정보논총) Journal of information and operations management vol.08 (1998) (경영정보논총)
Routing and Inventory Allocation Policies in Multi-Echelon Distribution Systems
- Park, SangWook
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- 서울대학교 경영정보연구소
- Journal of information and operations management, Vol.08, pp. 55-81
- This paper reviews the previous research in the area of logistics systems, especially in the area of the multi-echelon distribution system with stochastic demand. Many researches in this area emphasize the value of real-time information (which is more readily available nowadays by use of EDS or satellite systems) in distribution-related decisions. Also a great deal of efforts has been taken to study the risk-pooling effect of the various distribution policies in the multi-echelon systems. The objectives of this review are two-folded; (1) to help readers to understand the research paradigm in the multi-echelon area, and (2) to help them to find future research topics not yet explored.