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)


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.


Supply Chain Assembly Site Supply Chain Model Output Store Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory 
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Authors and Affiliations

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

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