Archives > Volume 14 | Number 1 | March 2019 > pp 112–124
Advances in Production Engineering & Management
Volume 14 | Number 1 | March 2019 | pp 112–124
A multi-product pricing and inventory model with production rate proportional to power demand rate
Keshavarzfard, R.; Makui, A.; Tavakkoli-Moghaddam, R.
ABSTRACT AND REFERENCES (PDF) |
FULL ARTICLE TEXT (PDF)
A B S T R A C T
This paper deals with an economic lot size model when demand follows a power law and changes with time, owing to the fact that this kind of pattern is suitable for so many real situations. Production rate is presumed to be proportional to demand rate. Also since that demand is price sensitive in reality, we suppose that demand decreases linearly with price. With regard to these points, in this article a joint pricing and inventory model is presented where demand depends on time with a power pattern and price linearly, production rate changes pro rata with demand rate and multiple items are considered. The principal consideration of the study is to satisfy the demand and optimize the profit for all items in the system, simultaneously. Setup, holding, backlogging and production costs are involved in the inventory system. The aim is to maximize total profit function and achieve optimum values of scheduling period, reorder point and price. Employing mathematical modelling and optimization methods, the existence of the optimal solutions is proved, and then a simple heuristic algorithm is presented to maximize total inventory profit and determine the best values of variables. A numerical analysis is carried out to illustrate the applications of the proposed models.
A R T I C L E I N F O
Keywords • Pricing model; Inventory model; Economic production quantity (EPQ); Backordered shortages; Power demand pattern
Corresponding author • Tavakkoli-Moghaddam, R.
Article history • Received 14 August 2017, Revised 15 February 2019, Accepted 24 February 2019
Published on-line • 23 March 2019
E X P O R T C I T A T I O N
» RIS format (EndNote, ProCite, RefWorks, and most other reference management software)
» BibTeX (JabRef, BibDesk, and other BibTeX-specific software)
» Plain text
< PREVIOUS PAPER
NEXT PAPER >