fixed interval reorder system
fixed interval reorder systemor
reorder point systeman arrangement whereby STOCK is reordered at regular intervals in variable quantities. In determining the amount to be reordered, account must be taken of usage rate of stock during the interval between placing the order and delivery of the ordered material. Usage during the reorder period should serve to reduce stock to a minimum safety stock level, before then being restored to the planned maximum stock level. With such a periodic review system the stock position is monitored at predetermined intervals and orders placed to bring the stock position up to a target level. See STOCK CONTROL, STOCKHOLDING COSTS.
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