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1 Inventory Control Models
Ch 4 (Known Demands) R. R. Lindeke IE 3265, Production And Operations Management

2 Reasons for Holding Inventories
Economies of Scale Uncertainty in delivery lead-times Speculation. Changing Costs Over Time Smoothing: to account for seasonality and/or Bottlenecks Demand Uncertainty Costs of Maintaining Control System

3 Characteristics of Inventory Systems
Demand May Be Known or Uncertain May be Changing or Unchanging in Time Lead Times - time that elapses from placement of order until it’s arrival. Can assume known or unknown. Review Time. Is system reviewed periodically or is system state known at all times?

4 Characteristics of Inventory Systems
Treatment of Excess Demand. Backorder all Excess Demand Lose all excess demand Backorder some and lose some Inventory who’s quality changes over time perishability obsolescence

5 Real Inventory Systems: ABC ideas
This was the true basis of Pareto’s Economic Analysis! In a typical Inventory System most companies find that their inventory items can be generally classified as: A Items (the % of sku’s) that represent up to 80% of the inventory value B Items (the 20 – 30%) of the inventory items that represent nearly all the remaining worth C Items the remaining 50 – 70% of the inventory items sku’s) stored in small quantities and/or worth very little

6 Real Inventory Systems: ABC ideas and Control
A Items must be well studied and controlled to minimize expense C Items tend to be overstocked to ensure no runouts but require only occasional review See – there is an “e-lesson” on the principles of ABC Inventory management – check it out! – do the on-line lesson!

7 Relevant Inventory Costs
Holding Costs - Costs proportional to the quantity of inventory held. Includes: Physical Cost of Space (3%) Taxes and Insurance (2 %) Breakage Spoilage and Deterioration (1%) Opportunity Cost of alternative investment. (18%) Here these holding issues total: 24% Therefore, in inventory systems, the holding cost would be taken as: h  .24*Cost of product

8 Lets Try one: Problem 4, page 193 – cost of inventory
Find h first (yearly and monthly) Total holding cost for the given period: THC = $ Average Annual Holding Cost assumes an average monthly inventory of trucks based on on hand data $3333

9 Relevant Costs (continued)
Ordering Cost (or Production Cost). Includes both fixed and variable components slope = c K C(x) = K + cx for x > 0; 0 for x = 0.

10 Relevant Costs (continued)
Penalty or Shortage Costs. All costs that accrue when insufficient stock is available to meet demand. These include: Loss of revenue due to lost demand Costs of book-keeping for backordered demands Loss of goodwill for being unable to satisfy demands when they occur.

11 Relevant Costs (continued)
When computing Penalty or Shortage Costs inventory managers generally assume cost is proportional to number of units of excess demand that will go unfulfilled.

12 The Simple EOQ Model – the most fundamental of all!
Assumptions: 1. Demand is fixed at l units per unit time – typically assumed at an annual rate (use care). 2. Shortages are not allowed. 3. Orders are received instantaneously. (this will be relaxed later).

13 Simple EOQ Model (cont.)
Assumptions (cont.): 4. Order quantity is fixed at a value “Q” per cycle. (we will find this as an optimal value) 5. Cost structure: a) includes fixed and marginal order costs (K + cx) b) includes holding cost at h per unit held per unit time.

14 Inventory Levels for the EOQ Model

15 The Average Annual Cost Function G(Q)

16 Modeling Inventory:

17 Subbing Q/ for T

18 Finding an Optimal Level of ‘Q’ – the so-called EOQ
Requires us to take derivative of the G(Q) equation with respect to Q Then, Set derivative equal to Zero: Now, Solve for Q

19 Properties of the EOQ (optimal) Solution
Q is increasing with both K and  and decreasing with h Q changes as the square root of these quantities Q is independent of the proportional order cost, c. (except as it relates to the value of h = I*c)

20 Try ONE! A company sells 145 boxes of BlueMountain BobBons/week (a candy) Over the past several months, the demand has been steady The store uses 25% as a ‘holding factor’ Candy costs $8/bx and sells for $12.50/bx Cost of making an order is $35 Determine EOQ (Q*) and how often an order should be placed

21 Plugging and chugging:
 = 145*52 = 7540 In your teams: Compute Pr. 10, pg 201

22 But, Orders usually take time to arrive!
This is a realistic relaxation of the EOQ ideas – but it doesn’t change the model This requires the user to know the order “Lead Time” And then they trigger an order at a point before the delivery is needed to assure no stock outs In our example, what if lead time is 1 week? We should place an order when we have 145 boxes in stock (the one week draw down) Note make sure lead time units match units in T!

23 But, Orders usually take time to arrive!
What happens when order lead times exceed T? We proceed just as before (but we compute /T)  is the lead time is units that match T Here, lets assume  = 6 weeks then: /T = 6/3.545 = 1.69 – in the Blue Mount Bon-Bon case Place order: 1.69 cycles before we need product! Trip Point is then 0.69*Q* = .69*514 = 356 boxes This trip point is not for the next stock out but the one after that (1.69 T from now!) – be very careful!!!

24 Sensitivity Analysis Let G(Q) be the average annual holding and set-up cost function given by and let G* be the optimal average annual cost. Then it can be shown that:

25 Sensitivity We find that this model is quite robust to Q errors if holding costs are relatively low We find, given a Q – error in ordering quantity that Q* + Q has smaller error than Q* - Q (Error means extra inventory maintenance costs) That is, we tend to have a greater penalty cost if we order too little than too much

26 Inventory Levels for Finite Production Rate Model

27 EOQ With Finite Production Rate
Suppose that items are produced internally at a rate P (> λ, the consumption rate). Then the optimal production quantity to minimize average annual holding and set up costs has the same form as the EOQ, namely: Except that h’ is defined as h’= h(1- λ/P)

28 This is based on solving:

29 Lets Try one: We work for Sam’s Active Suspensions
They sell after market kits for car “Tooners” They have an annual demand of 650 units Production rate is 4/day (working at 250 d/y) Setup takes 2 technicians working 45 and requires an expendable tool costing $25

30 Continuing: Each kit costs $275
Sam’s uses MARR of 18%, tax at 3%, insurance at 2% and space cost of 1% Determine h, Q*, H, T and break T down to: T1 = production time in a cycle (Q*/P) T2 = non producing time in a cycle (T – T1) Engineering Teams: (You can) Do It

31 Quantity Discount Models
All Units Discounts: the discount is applied to ALL of the units in the order. Gives rise to an order cost function such as that pictured in Figure 4-9

32 All-Units Discount Order Cost Function

33 Quantity Discount Models
Incremental Discounts: the discount is applied only to the number of units above the breakpoint. Gives rise to an order cost function such as that pictured in Figure 4-10.

34 Incremental Discount Order Cost Function

35 Properties of the Optimal Solutions
For all units discounts, the optimal will occur at the bottom of one of the cost curves or at a breakpoint. (It is generally at a breakpoint.). One compares the cost at the largest realizable EOQ and all of the breakpoints beyond it. (See Figure 4-11). For incremental discounts, the optimal will always occur at a realizable EOQ value. Compare costs at all realizable EOQ’s. (See Figure 4-12).

36 All-Units Discount Average Annual Cost Function

37 To Find EOQ in ‘All Units’ discount case:
Compute Q* for each cost level Check for Feasibility (the Q computed is applicable to the range) – we say it is “Realizable” Compute G(Q*) for each of the realizable Q*’s and the break points. Chose Q* as the one that has lowest G(Q)

38 Lets Try one: Product cost is $6.50 in orders <600, $3.50 above 600. Organizational I is 34% K is $300 and annual demand is 900

39 Lets Try one: Order 674 at a time!
Both of these are Realizable (the value is ‘in range’) Compute G(Q) for both and breakpoint (600) G(Q) = c + (*K)/Q + (h*Q)/2 Order 674 at a time!

40 Average Annual Cost Function for Incremental Discount Schedule

41 In an Incremental Case:
Cost is a strictly varying function of Q -- It varies by interval! Calculate a C(Q) for the applied schedule Divide by Q to convert it to a “unit cost” function Build G(Q) equations for each interval Find Q* from each G(Q) Equation Check if “Realizable” Compute G(Q*) for realizable Q*’s

42 Trying the previous problem (but as Incremental Case):
Cost Function: Basically states that we pay 6.50 for each unit up to 600 then 3.50 for each unit ordered beyond 601: C(Q) = 6.5(Q), Q < 600 C(Q) = 3.5(Q – 600) + 6.5*600, Q  600 C(Q)/Q = 6.5, Q < 600 (order up to 600) C(Q)/Q = ((3900 – 2100)/Q), Q  600 or C(Q)/Q = (1800)/Q (orders beyond 601)

43 Trying the previous but as Incremental Case:
For the First Interval: Q* = [(2*300*900)/(.34*6.50)] = 495 (realizable) For order > 600, find Q* by writing a G(Q) equation and then optimizing: [G(Q) = c + (*K)/Q + (h*Q)/2]

44 Differentiating G2(Q) Realizable!

45 Now Compute G(Q) for both and “cusp”
Lowest cost – purchase 1783 about every 2 years!

46 Properties of the Optimal Solutions
Lets jump back into our teams and do some! TRY 21b and 22b on Pg 211

47 Resource Constrained Multi-Product Systems
Consider an inventory system of n items in which the total amount available to spend is C and items cost respectively c1, c2, . . ., cn. Then this imposes the following constraint on the system:

48 Resource Constrained Multi-Product Systems
When the condition that: is met, the solution procedure is straightforward. If the condition is not met, one must use an iterative procedure involving Lagrange Multipliers.

49 EOQ Models for Production Planning
Consider n items with known demand rates, production rates, holding costs, and set-up costs. The objective is to produce each item once in a production cycle. For the problem to be feasible the following equation must be true:

50 Issues: We are interested in controlling Family MAKESPAN (we wish to produce all products within our chosen cycle time) Underlying Assumptions: Setup Cost (times) are not Sequence Dependent (this assumption is not always accurate as we will later see) Plants uses a “Rotation” Policy that produces a single ‘batch’ of each product each cycle – a mixed line balance assumption

51 EOQ Models for Production Planning
The method of solution is to express the average annual cost function in terms of the cycle time, T. The optimal cycle time has the following mathematical form: We must assure that this time allows for all setups and of production times.

52 Working forward: This last statement means:
(sj+(Qj/Pj))  T Of course: Qj = j*T So – with substitution: (sj+((j*T )/Pj)  T Or: T((sj/(1- j/Pj)) = Tmin Finally, we must Choose T(actual cycle time) = MAX(T*,Tmin)

53 Given: 20 days/month and 12 month/year; $85/hr for setup
Lets Try Problem 30 ITEM Mon Req’r Daily Req’r h = .2*c /P h’ Setup Time Setup Cost Unit Cost Daily Pr. Rate Mon. Pr. Rate J55R 125 6.25 4 .045 3.82 1.2 $102 $20 140 2800 H223 7 .032 6.78 0.8 $68 $35 220 4400 K-18R 45 2.25 0.6 .023 0.586 2.2 $187 $12 100 2000 Z-344 240 12 9 .073 8.34 3.1 $263.5 $45 165 3300 Given: 20 days/month and 12 month/year; $85/hr for setup

54 Compute the Following – in teams!:

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