Unformatted text preview: whole year? 2. (Continuous review system, with safety stock) A factory produces a part to supply its customers. The factory faces a random demand from its customers. The weekly demand has a normal distribution, with the expectation (mean) of 300 units and the standard deviation of 90 units. The production lead time is 4 weeks (that’s it takes 4 weeks to finish a production run). The production manager uses the continuous review system to plan production. 1) What is the safety stock necessary to achieve the service level of 98%? What is the corresponding reorder point? 2) Suppose the production manager must reduce the safety stock in the above question by 50%, by lowering the service level (while all other model parameters are unchanged). What will be the new service level (i.e., the probability of no stockout) that attains the reduced safety stock?...
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 Fall '10
 TolgaAydinliyim
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