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Leiva, V., Santos-Neto, M., Cysneiros, F. J. A., & Barros, M. (2016). A methodology for stochastic inventory models based on a zero-adjusted Birnbaum-Saunders distribution. Appl. Stoch. Models. Bus. Ind., 32(1), 74–89.
Abstract: The Birnbaum-Saunders (BS) distribution is receiving considerable attention. We propose a methodology for inventory logistics that allows demand data with zeros to be modeled by means of a new discrete-continuous mixture distribution, which is constructed by using a probability mass at zero and a continuous component related to the BS distribution. We obtain some properties of the new mixture distribution and conduct a simulation study to evaluate the performance of the estimators of its parameters. The methodology for stochastic inventory models considers also financial indicators. We illustrate the proposed methodology with two real-world demand data sets. It shows its potential, highlighting the convenience of using it by improving the contribution margins of a Chilean food industry. Copyright (c) 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.