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Chapter 12: Managing Inventories
Reorder point/safety stock practicetext problems 4, 6, 7, and 8.
Make note of the following before working these problems.
For #4, only determine the reorder point WITH safety stock. The problem provides the demand
forecast and the lead time. Use 40 boxes/month for the standard deviation of demand, and use
98% for the probability of not stocking out.
For #6, do part d only, reorder point with safety stock.
For #7, only determine the reorder point. The demand forecast, standard deviation of demand,
lead time, and the service level (probability of not stocking out) are provided.
For #8, treat this as a fixed order quantity/reorder pointsafety stock problem, and determine the
reorder point. The demand forecast, standard deviation of demand, lead time, and service level
(probability of not stocking out) are provided.
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Average demand=200 boxes/month
Standard deviation of demand=40 boxes/month
Lead time=1 week
Probability of not stocking out=98%
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