A stochastic micro-periodic age-based inventory replenishment policy for perishable goods

Larissa Janssen, Ali Diabat, Jürgen Sauer, Frank Herrmann

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Abstract

In this paper, we propose a micro-periodic inventory replenishment policy for quickly perishable goods with fixed and known lifetime of items, deterministic lead time, fixed given order cycle, mixed issuing policies (FIFO and LIFO), age-based stock, imperfect items and target customer service level under random demand. The inventory policy is based on time of day (morning, midday, afternoon or evening). The results of our simulation study show that the proposed micro-periodic inventory policy leads to waste reduction of 66% as well as a partial decrease in cost compared to inventory policy with planning on a daily basis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)445-465
Number of pages21
JournalTransportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review
Volume118
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2018

Keywords

  • Inventory
  • Micro-periodic
  • Perishable goods
  • Simulation study
  • Stochastic demand
  • Waste reduction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Transportation

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