Multi-Location and Two-Echelon Inventory Systems

  • Wai Ki Ching
Part of the Springer Monographs in Mathematics book series (SMM)


In this chapter, we are going to study the applications of Markovian queues in supply chain problems. The first model is related to an interesting application of the MMPPs in multi-location inventory systems. The second model is a two-echelon inventory system. The inventory models studied here are make-to-order type which is different from those manufacturing systems studied in previous chapters. This means that when queuing network is applied to modeling the inventory system, the waiting spaces in the queue are not inventories to be held but they are the orders to be satisfied.


Inventory System Inventory Level Aggregate Model Local Warehouse Central Warehouse 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wai Ki Ching
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  1. 1.Faculty of Mathematical StudiesUniversity of SouthamptonHighfield SouthamptonUK

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