Abstract or Introduction
A battery of approaches has been applied by researchers and practitioners in the field of inventory optimisation to find optimal inventory policies that can drive the success of businesses of various industries. One such approach is based on the use of genetic algorithms, a multi-purpose subclass of evolutionary algorithms that imitate the prin- ciples of evolution to solve combinatorial problems. In this thesis, we extensively explore the theoretical background of inventory optimisation as well as genetic algorithms before we develop a four-stage serial supply chain model and implement a genetic algorithm for base-stock level optimisation.
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- Leopold Pfeiffer (Author), 2020, Learning from Nature. Using Genetic Algorithms for Inventory Optimisation, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/958671