Probability Criterion Models

  • Baoding Liu
  • Augustine O. Esogbue
Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 20)


In our general introduction to inventory processes presented in Chapter One, we isolated the three primary costs usually of interest in our models, namely: the ordering cost, the holding cost and the shortage cost. We also noted that, in many cases, their estimations pose great difficulties for the systems analyst. This was said to be especially the case with the shortage cost. We did however, make some efforts to show how this is done in practice, albeit with limited success.


Inventory System Inventory Level Critical Number Probability Criterion Unimodal Function 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Baoding Liu
    • 1
  • Augustine O. Esogbue
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Applied MathematicsTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.School of Industrial and Systems EngineeringGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA

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