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    The appliance center sells and services several brands of major appliances. Past sales for a particular model of refrigerator have resulted in the following distribution for demand:

    Demand / week Probability
    0 .2
    1 .4
    2 .2
    3 .15
    4 .05

    The lead time, in weeks, is described by the following distribution

    Lead Time Probability
    1 .15
    2 .35
    3 .5
    the company has decided to order 10 units each time an order is placed. The holding cost is $1 per unit held at the end of each week. The stockout cost is $40 per week. The reorder point is when there is 2 units at the end of the week.

    Simulate 10 weeks of operation assuming that there are 5 units in stock at the beginning of the simulation.

    Determine weekly stockout and holding costs.

    Formatted in Excel

    Quantitative Analysis for Management, Render, Stair, and Hanna.11th Edition, Pearson Prentice-Hall, 2012. ISBN: 9780132149112.

    problem 14-21
    (page 567).

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