A Series Expansion Approach to Risk Analysis of an Inventory System with Sourcing

J. Berkhout, B.F. Heidergott

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Abstract

In this paper we extend the series expansion approach for uni-chain Markov processes to a special case of finite multi-chains with possible transient states. We will show that multi-chain Markov models arise naturally in simple models such as a single item inventory system with sourcing, i.e., with the possibility to choose between different suppliers for replenishment. Numerical examples are provided to illustrate the performance of the series expansion algorithm to the risk analysis of this type of inventory systems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication12th International Workshop on Discrete Event Systems
Place of PublicationCachan, France
PublisherIFAC
Pages510-515
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
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ConferenceWorkshop on Discrete Event Systems
Period1/01/141/01/14

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Berkhout, J., & Heidergott, B. F. (2014). A Series Expansion Approach to Risk Analysis of an Inventory System with Sourcing. In 12th International Workshop on Discrete Event Systems (pp. 510-515). Cachan, France: IFAC. DOI: 10.3182/20140514-3-FR-4046.00095

Berkhout, J.; Heidergott, B.F. / A Series Expansion Approach to Risk Analysis of an Inventory System with Sourcing.

12th International Workshop on Discrete Event Systems. Cachan, France : IFAC, 2014. p. 510-515.

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewConference contribution

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12th International Workshop on Discrete Event Systems. Cachan, France : IFAC, 2014. p. 510-515.

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewConference contribution

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Berkhout J, Heidergott BF. A Series Expansion Approach to Risk Analysis of an Inventory System with Sourcing. In 12th International Workshop on Discrete Event Systems. Cachan, France: IFAC. 2014. p. 510-515. Available from, DOI: 10.3182/20140514-3-FR-4046.00095