This article presents a case study on the joint replenishment problem. Particularly we analyze the effect of minimum order quantities and a complex transportation cost structure on inventories. Several types of inventory policies are tested in a simulation model with real data.

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Keywords inventory, joint replenishment, minimum order quantities, supply chain management
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Journal International Journal of Production Economics
Porras Musalem, E, & Dekker, R. (2005). Controlling inventories in a supply chain: A case study. International Journal of Production Economics, 93-94(SPEC.ISS.), 179–188. doi:10.1016/j.ijpe.2004.06.016