Initial METRIC algorithm
This is a the initial function for calculating the optimal distribution of parts to depot and bases.
A dataframe holding part data at bases conforming with METRIC1 input.
The end point for EBO reduction after incremental addition of parts to stores at depot or bases.
A logical value controlling graphical output.
Returns a dataframe tabulating selections for the optimal distribution of stock to depot and bases at various total Cost resulting in an overall EBO performance measure.
Craig C. Sherbrooke, (2004) "Optimal Inventory Modeling of Systems, Multi-Echelon Techniques, Second Edition"