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Indirect costs include disruptions that might result elsewhere in the firm due to shortages of key equipment and loss of customer goodwill. The consequences of loss of customer goodwill are very difficult to gauge. In particular, customers may choose to go elsewhere which means that the pattern of future demand is altered. Primarily for this reason service levels are very popular in practice. Service levels may be defined in several ways, but two seem to be the most common: (1) the proportion of periods in which all demand is met; (2) the proportion of demand satisfied immediately from inventory.

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Despite its shortcomings, the basic E O Q model remains the most widely used. It is also the cornerstone of many currently commercially available software packages for inventory control. 2. I B M ' s inventory package I M P A C T In the early sixties, IBM introduced an inventory package called IMPACT (Inventory Management Program and Control Techniques) [IBM, 1967]. The package has steadily gained popularity among wholesalers and retailers, many of which have adapted it to their particular needs.

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