Dual-channel warehouse and inventory management with stochastic demand

This study examines the inventory policy for the emerging dual-channel warehouse, which has a unique structure where the warehouse is divided into two areas: one for fulfilling online orders and the other for storing products and fulfilling offline orders. A multi-item inventory model was developed considering the warehouse capacity constraint, demand, and lead time uncertainty. Solution methods are provided for both uniform and normal distributions. Adopting the proposed inventory policy for a dual warehouse is cost effective and adds flexibility to the warehouse and supply chain. The study also offers managerial insights on some critical issues faced by companies operating in a dual-channel context.

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  • Accession Number: 01667104
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 21 2018 2:32PM