I find that, if the target fill rate is 100, then the service level performance of the allocation methods can be ranked, regardless of the length of the review horizon, the number of retailers, or the demand distribution.
Between the introduction and the summary, I have formalized three studies to discuss the focused areas of this dissertation. The first study examines the impact of limited historical data with correlated lead time and demand on the determination of a key inventory control parameter the reorder point. On the other hand, the direct approach refers to estimating the distribution of demand during lead time directly. The numerical experiments show that the limited data can result in significant expected cost increase or the service levels significantly deviating from the target. Moreover, different correlations between lead time and demand can unravel the performances of the approaches, but the direct approach tends to outperform the naive indirect approach that ignores the correlations. The second study investigates inventory allocation methods for a supplier facing multiple retailers, each with a service-level agreement (SLA) in place. In this dissertation we explore the use of service level agreements (SLAs) to improve the quality and management of software- intensive systems. SLAs are. Abstract: This dissertation focuses on two areas arising from various practical considerations in Inventory Management: limited historical data and service level agreements. Particularly, I investigate the inventory control parameters established with limited historical data and analyze the impact of the inventory allocation methods on the non-compliance penalties associated with the service level agreements.
The Service Level Agreements (SLA) promising to sell these QoS services is the triple play. SLA, bundling. A dissertation submitted to the Graduate Faculty of.