On the interaction between forecasting and stock control: the case of non-stationary demand
Strijbosch, LWG, Syntetos, A, Boylan, JE and Janssen, E 2011, 'On the interaction between forecasting and stock control: the case of non-stationary demand' , International Journal of Production Economics, 133 (1) , pp. 470-480.
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The effect of using estimated (forecast) demand parameters on the performance of an inventory control system is an intriguing and important subject. Recent research has been undertaken on this phenomenon assuming stationary demand data. In this paper we extend the research to non-stationary demands, by means of simulation. The case of a periodic order-up-to-level inventory system is considered and the experimental structure allows us to evaluate in a progressive manner the accumulated effect of using the optimal forecasting method, optimal forecast parameters and correct variance expression procedures. The results allow insights to be gained into operational issues and demonstrate the scope for improving stock control systems.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Forecasting, stock control, periodic review, non-stationary demand, simulation|
|Themes:||Subjects outside of the University Themes|
|Schools:||Colleges and Schools > College of Business & Law > Salford Business School > Operations and Global Logistics Management|
|Journal or Publication Title:||International Journal of Production Economics|
|Funders:||EPSRC: EP/F012632/1, EPSRC: EP/D062942/1|
|Depositing User:||Professor Aris Syntetos|
|Date Deposited:||14 Oct 2011 09:37|
|Last Modified:||20 Aug 2013 18:14|
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