The development of a generic just-in-time supply chain optimisation software tool

dc.contributor.advisorVan Wijck, W.
dc.contributor.advisorBekker, J.
dc.contributor.authorBredenkamp, F.v.B.en_ZA
dc.contributor.otherUniversity of Stellenbosch. Faculty of Engineering. Dept. of Industrial Engineering.
dc.description.abstractThe demand from modern day customers for quality products, supplied in any quantity and within a short lead-time, forces organisations to stock the correct amount of inventory in the correct locations in its supply chain. Establishing the correct inventory levels within an organisation’s supply chain is complicated by the various stochastic processes occurring in a supply chain. The thesis is aimed at the development of a generic Just-In-Time (JIT) supply chain optimisation software tool, whereby the correct inventory levels for an organisation can be determined. These inventory levels will ensure that the organisation will achieve a predefined customer service level at the minimum cost to the company. The tool was developed and satisfactory results were obtained using the Harmony Search Algorithm (HSA) for optimising the inventory levels.en_ZA
dc.publisherStellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch
dc.subjectDissertations -- Industrial engineeringen
dc.subjectTheses -- Industrial engineeringen
dc.subjectInventory controlen
dc.subjectInventory control -- Data processingen
dc.subjectMaterials managementen
dc.subject.otherIndustrial engineeringen_ZA
dc.titleThe development of a generic just-in-time supply chain optimisation software toolen_ZA
dc.rights.holderUniversity of Stellenbosch

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