Large-Scale Inventory Optimization: A Recurrent-Neural-Networks-Inspired Simulation Approach [article]

Tan Wan, L. Jeff Hong
Many large-scale production networks include thousands types of final products and tens to hundreds thousands types of raw materials and intermediate products. These networks face complicated inventory management decisions, which are often too complicated for inventory models and too large for simulation models. In this paper, by combing efficient computational tools of recurrent neural networks (RNN) and the structural information of production networks, we propose a RNN inspired simulation
more » ... roach that may be thousands times faster than existing simulation approach and is capable of solving large-scale inventory optimization problems in a reasonable amount of time.
doi:10.48550/arxiv.2201.05868 fatcat:7ngzwyozxnf4vlv3kahophsr4i