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Findings from Reliance Industrial Update Knowledge of Manufacturing

June 17, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- Researchers detail new data in Manufacturing. According to news reporting originating in Navi Mumbai, India, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "In order to survive in the global volatile market place, supply chain analysts are brainstorming to arrive at robust inventory control policies that prevents inventory worth of millions of dollars to get tied up in the chain and at the same time ensures to achieve the differentiated customer service levels. Inventory rationing is a useful strategy to tackle the above problem of conflicting objectives, i.e., minimizing inventory costs (holding costs and backorder costs) and achieving the desired customer service levels."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Reliance Industrial, "In this paper, we consider a multi-echelon supply distribution system and pose the stock allocation problem in a constrained Nash bargaining (NB) setting. The objective of the model is to determine a set of rationing fractions at the central depot in order to minimize the order-up-to level inventory yet exactly achieving the differentiated target fill rates. It is our firm belief that the distribution resource planning (DRP) managers will find the proposed models a useful tool in their stock allocation decision-making process."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Rigorous computational experiments suggests that our approach performs better than the existing ones for this important problem."

For more information on this research see: A constrained Nash bargaining approach to the stock rationing problem in multi-echelon supply chains. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 2014;72(5-8):571-587. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology can be contacted at: Springer London Ltd, 236 Grays Inn Rd, 6TH Floor, London WC1X 8HL, England. (Springer -; International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology -

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting D. Roy, Reliance Ind Ltd, Navi Mumbai 400709, India.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, India, Navi Mumbai, Manufacturing

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Source: Journal of Technology

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