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Inventory Planning in Large Assembly Supply Chains

  • Gerald E. Feigin
Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 17)

Abstract

Large assembly supply chains, such as those found in the computer, consumer electronics, and automobile industries, usually support the production of multiple end-products where each end-product has a complex multi-level bill of material (BOM) consisting of hundreds, if not thousands, of components and subassemblies with widely varying lead times and costs. The end-products typically have many of these components and subassemblies in common. The supply chains are subject to demands for end-products which are highly volatile and notoriously difficult to forecast, yield and other quality problems, periodic engineering changes, frequent new product introductions, rapid obsolescence of end-products and components, and geographically dispersed production and vendor locations.

Keywords

Supply Chain Assembly Site Supply Chain Model Output Store Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerald E. Feigin
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  1. 1.IBM T.J. Watson Research CenterYorktown HeightsUSA

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