Delivery windows are mathematically modeled in order to ascertain the effect that may be obtained in improving on time delivery, inventory reduction, and steady flow times. Outcomes suggest that it is not possible to improve flow times but not to improve on time delivery or inventory reduction.
logistics, just-in-time (JIT), supply chain, tolerance
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Grout, John R., "The Effect of Delivery Windows on the Variance of Flow Time and On-Time Delivery" (1994). Working Papers. 175.