Date

1971

Document Type

Thesis

Degree

Master of Science

Department

Industrial Engineering

First Adviser

Adams, John W.

Abstract

A descriptive simulation study is presented of the stochastic behavior of the wholesale level of a multi-echelon distribution system for a class of partially recoverable inventory items. The salvage operation, coupled with randomly varying demands and stochastic lead-times creates a stochastic process with three random elements interacting. Service to the retail level, the steady-state proportion of demands immediately satisfied, as a function of the wholesale inventory held is the descriptive measure used.

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