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Mitigating Hi-tech products risks due to rapid technological innovation


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  • Yang, P.C.
  • Wee, H.M.
  • Liu, B.S.
  • Fong, O.K.
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    The risks on international trade have increased continuously in recent years. One such risk for Hi-tech products is the result of rapid technological innovation, which results in a significant decline in the component cost, the selling price and the demand (due to newer products introduction). The Hi-tech products include computers and communication consumer products. From a practical viewpoint, there is a need to develop an innovative replenishing policy to consider the impact of the risk. In this paper, an economic order quantity model with finite planning horizon is developed for a buyer, when the component cost, the selling price and the demand rate of the end-consumer decline at a continuous rate. A numerical example and sensitivity analysis for two case studies are carried out to illustrate this model.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Omega.

    Volume (Year): 39 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 4 (August)
    Pages: 456-463

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:jomega:v:39:y:2011:i:4:p:456-463

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    Keywords: Hi-tech products Innovation Replenishment policy Risks;


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    1. Sarkar, Mitali & Sarkar, Biswajit, 2013. "An economic manufacturing quantity model with probabilistic deterioration in a production system," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 31(C), pages 245-252.
    2. Zhang, Juan & Gou, Qinglong & Liang, Liang & Huang, Zhimin, 2013. "Supply chain coordination through cooperative advertising with reference price effect," Omega, Elsevier, vol. 41(2), pages 345-353.
    3. Chung-Yuan Dye & Tsu-Pang Hsieh, 2013. "A particle swarm optimization for solving lot-sizing problem with fluctuating demand and preservation technology cost under trade credit," Journal of Global Optimization, Springer, vol. 55(3), pages 655-679, March.
    4. Wee, Hui Ming & Widyadana, Gede Agus, 2013. "A production model for deteriorating items with stochastic preventive maintenance time and rework process with FIFO rule," Omega, Elsevier, vol. 41(6), pages 941-954.


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