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A Few Remarks on the Assortment Problem


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  • Wieslaw Sadowski
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    The paper deals with the assortment problem in a particular case -- that of structural steel beams. Using the dynamic programming technique we show that this assortment problem is equivalent to the economic lot size problem and also to the routing problem.

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    Paper provided by Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University in its series Cowles Foundation Discussion Papers with number 67.

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    Length: 19 pages
    Date of creation: 1959
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    Publication status: Published in Management Science (October 1959), 6(1): 13-24
    Handle: RePEc:cwl:cwldpp:67

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    1. 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.
    2. Gnanendran, K. & Ho, J. K. & Sundarraj, R. P., 2003. "Stock selection heuristics for interdependent items," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 145(3), pages 585-605, March.
    3. Bitran, Gabriel R. & Leong, Thin-Yin., 1989. "Co-production of substitutable products," Working papers 3097-89., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Sloan School of Management.
    4. Holthaus, Oliver, 2003. "On the best number of different standard lengths to stock for one-dimensional assortment problems," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 83(3), pages 233-246, March.


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