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VMI vs. order based fulfillment

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dc.contributor.advisor Christopher Caplice. en_US
dc.contributor.author Shen, Victoria W en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2006-07-13T15:17:49Z
dc.date.available 2006-07-13T15:17:49Z
dc.date.copyright 2005 en_US
dc.date.issued 2005 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/33356
dc.description Thesis (M. Eng. in Logistics)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Engineering Systems Division, 2005. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 59-60). en_US
dc.description.abstract In this thesis, two inventory fulfillment methods are compared by evaluating the vendor managed inventory (VMI) fulfillment against the current order based fulfillment. Several forms of adaptation to VMI are described. The costs and benefits of VMI are quantified. The difference between the current process and the proposed VMI process is measured by the monetary amount in total inventory storage, routing, management cost, and payment terms in one distribution center. A conclusion is drawn to determine whether VMI is a beneficial alternative to the current process, and possible future research is discussed. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Victoria W. Shen. en_US
dc.format.extent 60 leaves en_US
dc.format.extent 3589184 bytes
dc.format.extent 3591618 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582
dc.subject Engineering Systems Division. en_US
dc.title VMI vs. order based fulfillment en_US
dc.title.alternative Vendor managed inventory versus order based fulfillment en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree M.Eng.in Logistics en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 62413670 en_US


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