A serial mixed produce-to-order and produce-in-advance inventory model with multiple retailers

Yunan Wu, Edwin Tai Chiu Cheng, Jihong Zhang

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We formulate a general mixed produce-to-order and produce-in-advance inventory model having multiple stocking echelons and multiple retailers. We show that the problem to find an optimal inventory policy for such a model with a uniform or a normal demand distribution can be reduced to a general constrained optimization problem.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)378-383
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Production Economics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2012


  • Inventory
  • Produce-in-advance
  • Produce-to-order

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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