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An integrated inventory model for vendor-customer coordination in a supply chain

An integrated inventory model for vendor-customer coordination in a supply chain The present study focuses on determining economic ordering quantity (EOQ) and shipping strategy of an inventory system integrated with a single-product, single-vendor and multi-customer scenario. Depending on the demand of all customers, production and shipping policies are determined and present a suitable model to illustrate the transferring of equally-sized batches. Optimum values of the decision variables are determined using a direct search method. In order to justify the lot-splitting approach for solving the integrated inventory problem, alternative model with no lot splitting are devised and tested under the same circumstances which produce similar or better results. A numerical example and related sensitivity analysis are given to show the effectiveness of the proposed model. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Business Performance and Supply Chain Modelling Inderscience Publishers

An integrated inventory model for vendor-customer coordination in a supply chain

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Inderscience Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. All rights reserved
ISSN
1758-9401
eISSN
1758-941X
DOI
10.1504/IJBPSCM.2011.041378
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Abstract

The present study focuses on determining economic ordering quantity (EOQ) and shipping strategy of an inventory system integrated with a single-product, single-vendor and multi-customer scenario. Depending on the demand of all customers, production and shipping policies are determined and present a suitable model to illustrate the transferring of equally-sized batches. Optimum values of the decision variables are determined using a direct search method. In order to justify the lot-splitting approach for solving the integrated inventory problem, alternative model with no lot splitting are devised and tested under the same circumstances which produce similar or better results. A numerical example and related sensitivity analysis are given to show the effectiveness of the proposed model.

Journal

International Journal of Business Performance and Supply Chain ModellingInderscience Publishers

Published: Jan 1, 2011

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