Optimal Inventory Policies When Sales Are Discretionary
AbstractInventory models customarily assume that demand is fully satisfied if sufficient stock is available. We analyze the form of the optimal inventory policy if the inventory manager can choose to meet a fraction of the demand. Under classical conditions we show that the optimal policy is again of the (S,s) form. The analysis makes use of a novel property of K-concave functions.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University in its series Cowles Foundation Discussion Papers with number 1270.
Length: 10 pages
Date of creation: Aug 2000
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Publication status: Published in International Journal of Production Economics (January 2005), 93-94: 111-119
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- Scarf, Herbert E., 2005. "Optimal inventory policies when sales are discretionary," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 93(1), pages 111-119, January.
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- C13 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Estimation: General
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- George Hall & John Rust, 2007. "The (S,s) Policy is an Optimal Trading Strategy in a Class of Commodity Price Speculation Problems," Economic Theory, Springer, vol. 30(3), pages 515-538, March.
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