A study was carried out by the BISRA Operational Research Department to determine a method for calculating realistic, competitive delivery quotations and of designing a system for planning and controlling production so as to achieve the promised delivery times. By assigning costs to the various factors affecting the quotation and realisation of delivery times it has been possible to show that a delivery quotation which leads to minimum cost can be determined and the minimum cost has been taken as indicating the optimal situation.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper given at Meeting of operational Research Society Production and Inventory Control Study Group, Oct. 1968.
  • Corporate Authors:

    British Iron and Steel Research Association

    24 Buckingham Gate
    London SW1,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Watson, Christopher
  • Publication Date: 1971-1

Media Info

  • Serial:
    • BISRA Open Report
    • Volume: 52
    • Publisher: British Iron and Steel Research Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00028771
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Iron and Steel Research Association
  • Report/Paper Numbers: BISRA/OR/61/68
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1972 12:00AM