2 Purposes of Inventory 1. To maintain independence of operations 2. To meet variation in product demand3. To allow flexibility in production scheduling4. To provide a safeguard for variation in raw material delivery time5. To take advantage of economic purchase-order size4
3 Inventory Costs Holding (or carrying) costs Costs for capital, storage, handling, “shrinkage,” insurance, etcSetup (or production change) costsCosts for arranging specific equipment setups, etcOrdering costsCosts of someone placing an order, etcShortage costsCosts of canceling an order, etc5
4 Independent vs. Dependent Demand Independent Demand (Demand for the final end-product or demand not related to other items)FinishedproductDependent Demand(Derived demand items for component parts,subassemblies,raw materials, etc)E(1)Component parts6
5 Inventory Systems Single-Period Inventory Model One time purchasing decision (Example: vendor selling t-shirts at a football game)Seeks to balance the costs of inventory overstock and under stockMulti-Period Inventory ModelsFixed-Order Quantity ModelsEvent triggered (Example: running out of stock)Fixed-Time Period ModelsTime triggered (Example: Monthly sales call by sales representative)7
7 Wetsuit example The “too much/too little problem”: Order too much and inventory is left over at the end of the seasonOrder too little and sales are lost.Example: Selling WetsuitsEconomics:Each suit sells for p = $180Seller charges c = $110 per suitDiscounted suits sell for v = $90
8 “Too much” and “too little” costs Co = overage cost (i.e. order “one too many” --- demand < order amount)The cost of ordering one more unit than what you would have ordered had you known demand – if you have left over inventory the increase in profit you would have enjoyed had you ordered one fewer unit.For the example Co = Cost – Salvage value = c – v = 110 – 90 = 20Cu = underage cost (i.e. order “one too few” – demand > order amount)The cost of ordering one fewer unit than what you would have ordered had you known demand – if you had lost sales (i.e., you under ordered), Cu is the increase in profit you would have enjoyed had you ordered one more unit.For the example Cu = Price – Cost = p – c = 180 – 110 = 70
9 Newsvendor expected profit maximizing order quantity To maximize expected profit order Q units so that the expected loss on the Qth unit equals the expected gain on the Qth unit:Rearrange terms in the above equation ->The ratio Cu / (Co + Cu) is called the critical ratio (CR).We shall assume demand is distributed as the normal distribution with mean m and standard deviation sFind the Q that satisfies the above equality use NORMSINV(CR) with the critical ratio as the probability argument.(Q-m)/s = z-score for the CR soQ = m + z * sNote: where F(Q) = Probability Demand <= Q
10 Finding the example’s expected profit maximizing order quantity Inputs:Empirical distribution function table; p = 180; c = 110; v = 90; Cu = = 70; Co = =20Evaluate the critical ratio:NORMSINV(.7778) = 0.765Other Inputs: mean = m = 3192; standard deviation = s = 1181Convert into an order quantityQ = m + z * s= * 11814095Find an order quantity Qsuch that there is a 77.78%prob that demand is Q or lower.
11 Single Period Model Example A college basketball team is playing in a tournament game this weekend. Based on past experience they sell on average 2,400 tournament shirts with a standard deviation of They make $10 on every shirt sold at the game, but lose $5 on every shirt not sold. How many shirts should be ordered for the game?Cu = $10 and Co = $5; P ≤ $10 / ($10 + $5) = .667Z.667 = .432 (use NORMSINV(.667) therefore we need 2, (350) = 2,551 shirts
12 Hotel/Airline Overbooking The forecast for the number of customers that DO NOT SHOW UP at a hotel with 118 rooms is Normally Dist with mean of 10 and standard deviation of 5Rooms sell for $159 per nightThe cost of denying a room to the customer with a confirmed reservation is $350 in ill-will and penalties.Let X be number of people who do not show up – X follows a probability distribution!How many rooms ( Y ) should be overbooked (sold in excess of capacity)?Newsvendor setup:Single decision when the number of no-shows in uncertain.Underage cost if X > Y (insufficient number of rooms overbooked).For example, overbook 10 rooms and 15 people do not show up – lose revenue on 5 roomsOverage cost if X < Y (too many rooms overbooked).Overbook 10 rooms and 5 do not show up; pay penalty on 5 rooms
13 Overbooking solution Underage cost: Overage cost: if X > Y then we could have sold X-Y more rooms…… to be conservative, we could have sold those rooms at the low rate, Cu = rL = $159Overage cost:if X < Y then we bumped Y - X customers …… and incur an overage cost Co = $350 on each bumped customer.Optimal overbooking level:Critical ratio:
14 Optimal overbooking level Suppose distribution of “no-shows” is normally distributed with a mean of 10 and standard deviation of 5Critical ratio is:z = NORMSINV(.3124) =Y = m + z s = * 5 = 7.6Overbook by 7.6 or 8Hotel should allow up to reservations.
15 Multi-Period Models: Fixed-Order Quantity Model Model Assumptions (Part 1) Demand for the product is constant and uniform throughout the periodLead time (time from ordering to receipt) is constantPrice per unit of product is constantInventory holding cost is based on average inventoryOrdering or setup costs are constantAll demands for the product will be satisfied (No back orders are allowed)
16 Basic Fixed-Order Quantity Model and Reorder Point Behavior 4. The cycle then repeats.1. You receive an order quantity Q.R = Reorder pointQ = Economic order quantityL = Lead timeLQRTimeNumberof unitson hand2. Your start using them up over time.3. When you reach down to a level of inventory of R, you place your next Q sized order.
17 Cost Minimization Goal By adding the item, holding, and ordering costs together, we determine the total cost curve, which in turn is used to find the Qopt inventory order point that minimizes total costsTotal CostCOSTHoldingCostsQOPTAnnual Cost ofItems (DC)Ordering CostsOrder Quantity (Q)11
18 Deriving the EOQUsing calculus, we take the first derivative of the total cost function with respect to Q, and set the derivative (slope) equal to zero, solving for the optimized (cost minimized) value of QoptWe also need a reorder point to tell us when to place an order13
19 Basic Fixed-Order Quantity (EOQ) Model Formula TC=Total annual costD =DemandC =Cost per unitQ =Order quantityS =Cost of placing an order or setup costR =Reorder pointL =Lead timeH=Annual holding and storage cost per unit of inventoryBasic Fixed-Order Quantity (EOQ) Model FormulaTotalAnnual =CostAnnualPurchaseCostAnnualOrderingCostAnnualHoldingCost++12
20 EOQ Class Problem 1Dickens Electronics stocks and sells a particular brand of PC. It costs the firm $450 each time it places and order with the manufacturer. The cost of carrying one PC in inventory for a year is $170. The store manager estimates that total annual demand for computers will be 1200 units with a constant demand rate throughout the year. Orders are received two days after placement from a local warehouse maintained by the manufacturer. The store policy is to never have stockouts. The store is open for business every day of the year. Determine the following:Optimal order quantity per order.Minimum total annual inventory costs (i.e. carrying plus ordering – ignore item costs).The optimum number of orders per year (D/Q*)
21 EOQ Problem 2The Western Jeans Company purchases denim from Cumberland textile Mills. The Western Jeans Company uses 35,000 yards of denim per year to make jeans. The cost of ordering denim from the Textile Mills is $500 per order. It costs Western $0.35 per yard annually to hold a yard of denim in inventory. Determine the following:a. Optimal order quantity per order.b. Minimum total annual inventory costs (i.e. carrying plus ordering).c. The optimum number of orders per year.
22 Problem 3A store specializing in selling wrapping paper is analyzing their inventory system. Currently the demand for paper is 100 rolls per week, where the company operates 50 weeks per year.. Assume that demand is constant throughout the year. The company estimates it costs $20 to place an order and each roll of wrapping paper costs $5.00 and the company estimates the yearly cost of holding one roll of paper to be 50% of its cost.If the company currently orders 200 rolls every other week (i.e., 25 times per year), what are its current holding and ordering costs (per year)?
23 Problem 3The company is considering implementing an EOQ model. If they do this, what would be the new order size (round-up to the next highest integer)? What is the new cost? How much money in ordering and holding costs would be saved each relative to their current procedure as specified in part a)?The vendor says that if they order only twice per year (i.e., order 2500 rolls per order), they can save 10 cents on each roll of paper – i.e., each roll would now cost only $ Should they take this deal (i.e., compare with part b’s answer) [Hint: For c]. calculate the item, holding, and ordering costs in your analysis.]
24 Safety StocksSuppose that we assume orders occur at a fixed review period and that demand is probabilistic and we want a buffer stock to ensure that we don’t run outCycle-service level = 85%Average demand during lead timezLRProbability of stockout( = 0.15)To set a reasonable service level, we return to the normal probability distribution as shown on page 553.
25 Safety Stock FormulaReorder Point = Average demand + Safety stockReorder Point = Demand during Lead Time + Safety StockDemand during lead time = daily demand * L = d*LSafety stock = Zservice~level * sLWhere sL = square root of L*s2, where s is the standard deviation of demand for one day18
26 Problem 4A large manufacturer of VCRs sells 700,000 VCRs per year. Each VCR costs $100 and each time the firm places an order for VCRs the ordering charge is $500. The accounting department has determined that the cost of carrying a VCR for one year is 40% of the VCR cost. If we assume 350 working days per year, a lead-time of 4 days, and a standard deviation of lead time of 20 per day, answer the following questions.How many VCRs should the company order each time it places an order?If the company seeks to achieve a 99% service level (i.e. a 1% chance of being out of stock during lead time), what will be the reorder point? How much lower will be the reorder point if the company only seeks a 90% service level?
27 Fixed-Time Period Model with Safety Stock Formula q = Average demand + Safety stock – Inventory currently on hand18
28 Multi-Period Models: Fixed-Time Period Model: Determining the Value of sT+L The standard deviation of a sequence of random events equals the square root of the sum of the variances20
29 Example of the Fixed-Time Period Model Given the information below, how many units should be ordered?Average daily demand for a product is 20 units. The review period is 30 days, and lead time is 10 days. Management has set a policy of satisfying 96 percent of demand from items in stock. At the beginning of the review period there are 200 units in inventory. The daily demand standard deviation is 4 units.21
30 Example of the Fixed-Time Period Model: Solution (Part 1) The value for “z” is found by using the Excel NORMSINV function.22
31 ABC Classification System Items kept in inventory are not of equal importance in terms of:dollars investedprofit potentialsales or usage volumestock-out penalties3060ABC% of$ ValueUseSo, identify inventory items based on percentage of total dollar value, where “A” items are roughly top 15 %, “B” items as next 35 %, and the lower 65% are the “C” items26
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