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The assortment problem: A survey

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  • Pentico, David W.
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    The assortment or catalog problem involves determining which of the possible set of sizes or qualities of some product should be stocked when it is not possible or desirable to stock all of them and substitution in one direction (larger for smaller or higher-quality for lower-quality) is possible at some cost. We review the work published on this topic over the last 50 years.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal European Journal of Operational Research.

    Volume (Year): 190 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 2 (October)
    Pages: 295-309

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:ejores:v:190:y:2008:i:2:p:295-309

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    1. Rodríguez, Betzabé & AydIn, Göker, 2011. "Assortment selection and pricing for configurable products under demand uncertainty," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 210(3), pages 635-646, May.
    2. Hübner, Alexander H. & Kuhn, Heinrich, 2012. "Retail category management: State-of-the-art review of quantitative research and software applications in assortment and shelf space management," Omega, Elsevier, vol. 40(2), pages 199-209, April.
    3. Nils Boysen & Armin Scholl, 2009. "A General Solution Framework for Component-Commonality Problems," BuR - Business Research, German Academic Association for Business Research, vol. 2(1), pages 86-106, May.

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