# Special Inventory Models

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Special Inventory Models
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Special Inventory Models
Three common situations require relaxation of one or more of the assumptions on which the EOQ model is based. Noninstantaneous Replenishment occurs when production is not instantaneous and inventory is replenished gradually, rather than in lots. Quantity Discounts occur when the unit cost of purchased materials is reduced for larger order quantities. One-Period Decisions: Retailers and manufacturers of fashion goods often face situations in which demand is uncertain and occurs during just one period or season.

Noninstantaneous Replenishment
If an item is being produced internally rather than purchased, finished units may be used or sold as soon as they are completed, without waiting until a full lot is completed. Production rate, p, exceeds the demand rate, d. Cycle inventory accumulates faster than demand occurs a buildup of p – d units occurs per time period, continuing until the lot size, Q, has been produced.

Noninstantaneous Replenishment
Production quantity Demand during production interval Maximum inventory Production and demand Demand only TBO On-hand inventory Q Time Imax p – d

Noninstantaneous Replenishment
Cycle inventory is no longer Q/2, as it was with the basic EOQ method; instead, it is the maximum cycle inventory (Imax / 2) Imax = (p – d) = Q( ) Q p p – d Total annual cost (C) = Annual holding cost + annual ordering or setup cost D = annual demand d = daily demand p = production rate S = setup costs Q = ELS C = ( ) (S) D Q Q p – d p

Economic Lot Size (ELS)
Economic production lot size (ELS) is the optimal lot size in a situation in which replenishment is not instantaneous. D = annual demand d = daily demand p = production rate S = setup costs H = annual unit holding cost ELS = p p – d 2DS H

Finding the ELS Example D.1
The manager of a chemical plant must determine the following for a particular chemical: Determine the economic production lot size (ELS). Determine the total annual setup and inventory holding costs. Determine the TBO, or cycle length, for the ELS. Determine the production time per lot. What are the advantages of reducing the setup time by 10 percent? Demand = 30 barrels/day Setup cost = \$200 Production rate = 190 barrels/day Annual holding cost = \$0.21/barrel Annual demand = 10,500 barrels Plant operates 350 days/year

Finding the ELS for the Example D.1 chemical
D = annual demand d = daily demand p = production rate S = setup costs H = unit holding cost Q = ELS ELS = p p – d 2DS H ELS = 190 190 – 30 2(10,500)(\$200) \$0.21 ELS = barrels Demand = 30 barrels/day Setup cost = \$200 Production rate = 190 barrels/day Annual holding cost = \$0.21/barrel Annual demand = 10,500 barrels Plant operates 350 days/year

Finding the Total Annual Cost
Example D.1 D = annual demand d = daily demand p = production rate S = setup costs H = unit holding cost Q = ELS C = ( )(H) (S) D Q Q p – d p C = ( ) (\$0.21) (\$200) 10,500 4873.4 – 30 C = \$ \$430.91 C = \$861.82 Demand = 30 barrels/day Setup cost = \$200 Production rate = 190 barrels/day Annual holding cost = \$0.21/barrel Annual demand = 10,500 barrels Plant operates 350 days/year

Finding the TBO Example D.1 ELS TBOELS = (350 days/year) D 4873.4
D = annual demand d = daily demand p = production rate S = setup costs H = unit holding cost Q = ELS TBOELS = (350 days/year) ELS D TBOELS = (350 days/year) 4873.4 10,500 TBOELS = , or 162 days Demand = 30 barrels/day Setup cost = \$200 Production rate = 190 barrels/day Annual holding cost = \$0.21/barrel Annual demand = 10,500 barrels Plant operates 350 days/year

Production Time per Lot
Finding the Production Time per Lot Example D.1 D = annual demand d = daily demand p = production rate S = setup costs H = unit holding cost Q = ELS Production time = ELS p Production time = 4873.4 190 Production time = 25.6, or 26 days Demand = 30 barrels/day Setup cost = \$200 Production rate = 190 barrels/day Annual holding cost = \$0.21/barrel Annual demand = 10,500 barrels Plant operates 350 days/year

OM Explorer Solver for the Economic Production Lot Size Showing the effect of a 10 Percent Reduction in setup cost.  \$180 vs original \$200

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Application D.1 continued

Quantity Discounts Quantity discounts, which are price incentives to purchase large quantities, create pressure to maintain a large inventory. For any per-unit price level, P, the total cost is: Total annual cost = Annual holding cost + Annual ordering or setup cost + Annual cost of materials D = annual demand S = setup costs P = per-unit price level H = unit holding cost Q = ELS C = (H) (S) + PD Q 2 D

Total cost curves with purchased materials added
Quantity Discounts C for P = \$4.00 C for P = \$3.50 C for P = \$3.00 PD for P = \$4.00 P = \$3.50 P = \$3.00 EOQ 4.00 EOQ 3.50 EOQ 3.00 First price break Second price break Total cost (dollars) Purchase quantity (Q) Total cost curves with purchased materials added EOQs and price break quantities

Finding Q with Quantity Discounts
Step 1. Beginning with the lowest price, calculate the EOQ for each price level until a feasible EOQ is found. It is feasible if it lies in the range corresponding to its price. Step 2. If the first feasible EOQ found is for the lowest price level, this quantity is the best lot size. Otherwise, calculate the total cost for the first feasible EOQ and for the larger price break quantity at each lower price level. The quantity with the lowest total cost is optimal.

Example D.2 A supplier for St. LeRoy Hospital has introduced quantity discounts to encourage larger order quantities of a special catheter. The price schedule is: Order Quantity Price per Unit 0 – 299 \$60.00 300 – 499 \$58.80 500 or more \$57.00 Annual demand (D) = 936 units Ordering cost (S) = \$45 Holding cost (H) = 25% of unit price Step 1: Start with lowest price level: EOQ = 2DS H 2(936)(45) 0.25(57.00) = = 77 units

Example D.2 continued Not feasible Not feasible Feasible EOQ 57.00 =
2DS H 2(936)(45) 0.25(57.00) = = 77 units Not feasible EOQ = 2DS H 2(936)(45) 0.25(58.80) = = 76 units Not feasible EOQ = 2DS H 2(936)(45) 0.25(60.00) = = 75 units Feasible This quantity is feasible because it lies in the range corresponding to its price. Order Quantity Price per Unit 0 – 299 \$60.00 300 – 499 \$58.80 500 or more \$57.00 Annual demand (D) = 936 units Ordering cost (S) = \$45 Holding cost (H) = 25% of unit price

Example D.2 continued Step 2: The first feasible EOQ of 75 does not correspond to the lowest price level. Hence, we must compare its total cost with the price break quantities (300 and 500 units) at the lower price levels (\$58.80 and \$57.00): C = (H) (S) + PD Q 2 D C75 = [(0.25)(\$60.00)] (\$45) + \$60.00(936) 75 2 936 C75 = \$57,284 C300 = [(0.25)(\$58.80)] (\$45) + \$58.80(936) 300 2 936 = \$57,382 C500 = [(0.25)(\$57.00)] (\$45) + \$57.00(936) 500 2 936 = \$56,999 The best purchase quantity is 500 units, which qualifies for the deepest discount.

© 2007 Pearson Education Decision Point: If the price per unit for the range of 300 to 499 units is reduced to \$58.00, the best decision is to order 300 catheters, as shown below. This shows that the decision is sensitive to the price schedule. A reduction of slightly more than 1 percent is enough to make the difference in this example.

Application D.2

Application D.2 Solution

One-Period Decisions This type of situation is often called the newsboy problem. If the newspaper seller does not buy enough newspapers to resell on the street corner, sales opportunities are lost. If the seller buys too many newspapers, the overage cannot be sold because nobody wants yesterday’s newspaper. List the different levels of demand that are possible, along with the estimated probability of each. Develop a payoff table that shows the profit for each purchase quantity, Q, at each assumed demand level. Calculate the expected payoff for each Q (or row in the payoff table) by using the expected value decision rule. Choose the order quantity Q with the highest expected payoff.

Payoff = (Profit per unit)(Purchase quantity) = pQ
One-Period Decisions The payoff for a given quantity-demand combination depends on whether all units are sold at the regular profit margin, which results in two possible cases. If demand is high enough (Q < D) then all of the cases are sold at the full profit margin, p, during the regular season. Payoff = (Profit per unit)(Purchase quantity) = pQ If the purchase quantity exceeds the eventual demand (Q > D), only D units are sold at the full profit margin, and the remaining units purchased must be disposed of at a loss, l, after the season. Payoff = (Profit per unit during season) (Demand) – (Loss per unit) (Amount disposed of after season) = pD – l(Q – D)

Payoff if Q = 30 and D = 20: pD – l(Q – D)=10(20) – 5(30 – 20) = \$150
© 2007 Pearson Education Example D.3 A gift museum shop sells a Christmas ornament at a \$10 profit per unit during the holiday season, but it takes a \$5 loss per unit after the season is over. The following is the discrete probability distribution for the season’s demand: Demand Demand Probability 10 \$100 \$100 \$100 \$100 \$ 40 – 50 – Q Expected Payoff Expected payoff if Q = 30: 0(0.2)+(150(0.3)+300( ) = \$195 Payoff if Q = 30 and D = 20: pD – l(Q – D)=10(20) – 5(30 – 20) = \$150 Payoff if Q = 30 and D = 40: pD = 10(30) = \$300

Example D.3 OM Explorer Solution
© 2007 Pearson Education Example D.3 OM Explorer Solution

Solved Problem 1 For Peachy Keen, Inc., the average demand for mohair sweaters is 100 per week. The production facility has the capacity to sew 400 sweaters per week. Setup cost is \$351. The value of finished goods inventory is \$40 per sweater. The annual per-unit inventory holding cost is 20 percent of the item’s value. a. What is the economic production lot size (ELS)? b. What is the average time between orders (TBO)? c. What is the minimum total of the annual holding cost and setup cost?

Solved Problem 1 a. ELS = p p – d 2DS H ELS = 400 (400 – 100)
© 2007 Pearson Education Solved Problem 1 a. ELS = p p – d 2DS H D = 5,200 p = 400 d = 100 S = \$351 H = 20% of \$40 ELS = 400 (400 – 100) 2(100)(52)(\$351) 0.20(\$40) = 780 sweaters TBOELS = ELS D 780 5,200 = year or 7.8 weeks = b. c. C = ( )(H) (S) D Q Q p – d p C = ( ) (0.20 x \$40) (\$351) 5,200 780 – 100 = 2,340/year + \$2,340/year = \$4,680/year

Solved Problem 3 For Swell Productions, a concession stand will sell poodle skirts and other souvenirs of the 1950s a one-time event. Skirts are purchased for \$40 each and are sold during for \$75 each. Unsold skirts can be returned for a refund of \$30 each. Sales depend on the weather, attendance, and other variables. The following table shows the probability of various sales quantities. How many skirts should be ordered?

Solved Problem 3 The highest expected payoff occurs when 400 skirts are ordered. Probabilities 0.05 0.11 0.34