×

zbMATH — the first resource for mathematics

On the single resource capacity problem for multi-item inventory systems. (English) Zbl 0716.90029
Summary: We study multi-item inventory systems under a single resource capacity constraint. In contrast to most previous approaches, we treat the capacity as a decision variable, and not as given data. This is consistent with many practical cases where additional capacities/resources can be acquired/rentend at some cost/profit. Two solution procedures are developed for deriving an optimal policy within the class of policies that has a fixed cycle for all items with phasing of orders within the cycle. These solution procedures can be applied to various types of cost functions, as illustrated by an example.

MSC:
90B05 Inventory, storage, reservoirs
PDF BibTeX XML Cite
Full Text: DOI