An analysis of benefits of inventory and service pooling and information sharing in spare parts management systems

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2010
Satır, Benhür
Inventory management and production control problem of a dealer operating in a decentralized spare parts network is analyzed in this dissertation. Spare parts network is assumed to be formed of two dealers and the problem of a dealer is considered under the assumption that the other dealer has a known policy. These dealers collaborate through inventory and service pooling. Furthermore, the dealers collaborate through sharing information on the net inventory status. Upon demand arrival, a dealer may request a part from the other dealer, in which case a payment is made. Under this competitive and collaborative environment, the optimal operating policy of an individual dealer is characterized under full information. Through computational analysis, the conditions under which the dealer under consideration is most profitable are identified. Finally, by comparing di erent pooling strategies and several information availability levels, the benefit of information sharing is quantified.

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B. Satır, “An analysis of benefits of inventory and service pooling and information sharing in spare parts management systems,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2010.