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The Effect Of Credit Period On The Optimal Lot Size For Deteriorating Items With Time Varying Demand And Deterioration Rates

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    (Graduate Institute of Management Sciences, Tamkang University, Tamsui, Taipei, Taiwan 25173, ROC)



    (Department of Business Administration, Shu-Te University, Yen Chau Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 824, ROC)

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    In this paper, we present an inventory model for deteriorating items with time varying demand and deterioration rates when the credit period depends on the retailer's ordering quantity. We also provide simple solution procedures for finding the optimal replenishment period and show in a rigorous way that the policy suggested is indeed optimal. Further, we use numerical examples to illustrate the model and conclude the paper with suggestions for possible future research.

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    Article provided by World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd. in its journal Asia-Pacific Journal of Operational Research.

    Volume (Year): 22 (2005)
    Issue (Month): 02 ()
    Pages: 211-227

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    Handle: RePEc:wsi:apjorx:v:22:y:2005:i:02:p:211-227
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