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Sample size determination in logistics simulations

Carol C. Bienstock (Department of Marketing and Economics, Valdosta State University, College of Business Administration, Valdosta, GA, USA)

International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management

ISSN: 0960-0035

Article publication date: 1 March 1996



Although logistics research contains numerous applications of computer simulation modelling, logistics literature has outlined no standard procedure for determining the appropriate sample size when employing simulation methodology in logistics research. Addresses this deficiency by considering the issue of sample size determination in logistics simulation models. Describes a technique for determining the sample size required to achieve the desired level of relative precision in logistics simulation models. In addition, provides an example of the application of this sample size determination technique to a logistics simulation.



Bienstock, C.C. (1996), "Sample size determination in logistics simulations", International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, Vol. 26 No. 2, pp. 43-50.




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