A deterministic inventory model for deteriorating items with selling price dependent demand and three-parameter Weibull distributed deterioration
, Available Online, February 21
Asoke Kumar Bhunia and Ali Akbar Shaikh PDF (256K)
Abstract: In this paper, an attempt is made to develop two inventory models for deteriorating items with variable demand dependent on the selling price and frequency of advertisement of items. In the first model, shortages are not allowed whereas in the second, these are allowed and partially backlogged with a variable rate dependent on the duration of waiting time up to the arrival of next lot. In both models, the deterioration rate follows three-parameter Weibull distribution and the transportation cost is considered explicitly for replenishing the order quantity. This cost is dependent on the lot-size as well as the distance from the source to the destination. The corresponding models have been formulated and solved. Two numerical examples have been considered to illustrate the results and the significant features of the results are discussed. Finally, based on these examples, the effects of different parameters on the initial stock level, shortage level (in case of second model only), cycle length along with the optimal profit have been studied by sensitivity analyses taking one parameter at a time keeping the other parameters as same.
Keywords: Inventory; Deterioration; Weibull distribution; Variable demand; Partially backlogged shortage; Non-linear programming
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