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The assortment problem: A survey

  • 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. Hinxman, A. I., 1980. "The trim-loss and assortment problems: A survey," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 5(1), pages 8-18, July.
    2. Harvey M. Wagner & Thomson M. Whitin, 1958. "Dynamic Version of the Economic Lot Size Model," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 5(1), pages 89-96, October.
    3. Agrawal, P. K., 1993. "Determining stock-sheet-sizes to minimise trim loss," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 64(3), pages 423-431, February.
    4. Wieslaw Sadowski, 1959. "A Few Remarks on the Assortment Problem," Cowles Foundation Discussion Papers 67, Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University.
    5. Chand, Suresh & Ward, James E. & Kevin Weng, Z., 1994. "A parts selection model with one-way substitution," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 73(1), pages 65-69, February.
    6. Wieslaw Sadowski, 1959. "A Few Remarks on the Assortment Problem," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 6(1), pages 13-24, October.
    7. Richard Bellman, 1957. "On a Dynamic Programming Approach to the Caterer Problem--I," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 3(3), pages 270-278, April.
    8. David W. Pentico, 1974. "The Assortment Problem with Probabilistic Demands," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 21(3), pages 286-290, November.
    9. Baker, Barrie M., 1999. "A spreadsheet modelling approach to the assortment problem," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 114(1), pages 83-92, April.
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