Case Study: Dockomo Heavy Machinery Equipment Ltd.
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This case study is designed to explore the challenges of forecasting and inventory management in spare parts industry. Most items in this industry have lumpy, intermittent, erratic and slow demand patterns. Traditional forecasting techniques cannot be applied to this group. Also most textbook methods on inventory planning, assumes the demand is normally distributed – which is also not the case in spare parts industry. Strategies can be tested for the demand data provided for about 40 items.
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