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A Few Remarks on the Assortment Problem


  • Wieslaw Sadowski


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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  • Wieslaw Sadowski, 1959. "A Few Remarks on the Assortment Problem," Cowles Foundation Discussion Papers 67, Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University.
  • Handle: RePEc:cwl:cwldpp:67
    Note: CFP 142.

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    1. A. Smithies, 1942. "The Behavior of Money National Income Under Inflationary Conditions," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 57(1), pages 113-128.
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    1. Nils Boysen & Armin Scholl, 2008. "A general solution framework for component commonality problems," Jena Research Papers in Business and Economics - Working and Discussion Papers (Expired!) 12/2008, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, School of Economics and Business Administration.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.
    5. Pentico, David W., 2008. "The assortment problem: A survey," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 190(2), pages 295-309, October.
    6. Yu, Yimin & Shou, Biying & Ni, Yaodong & Chen, Li, 2017. "Optimal production, pricing, and substitution policies in continuous review production-inventory systems," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 260(2), pages 631-649.

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