An Integrated Production-Inventory System in a Multi-Stage Multi-Firm Supply Chain

The authors first generalize a number of integrated models with/without lot streaming and with/without complete backorders under the integer-multiplier coordination mechanism, and then individually derive the optimal solution to the three- and four-stage model, using algebraic methods of complete squares and perfect squares. The authors subsequently deduce optimal expressions for some well-known models. For their model, the authors check that the optimal solution, which is algebraically derived, is a global one. They present three numerical examples for illustrative purposes. The authors finally suggest some future research work involving extension or modification of the generalized model.

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  • Accession Number: 01144749
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 2009 9:39AM