The joint replenishment problem with variable production costs

Bayindir Z. P. , Birbil S. I. , Frenk J. B. G.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH, cilt.175, sa.1, ss.622-640, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 175 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.ejor.2005.06.005
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.622-640


This paper discusses an approach to solve the joint replenishment problem in a production environment with variable production cost. These variable production costs occur due to economies of scale in production. Under this environment, the model leads to a global optimization problem, which is investigated by using some standard results from convex analysis. Consequently, an effective and exact solution procedure is proposed. The proposed procedure is guaranteed to return a solution with a predetermined quality in terms of the objective function value. A computational study is provided to illustrate the performance of the proposed solution procedure with respect to the running time. (c) 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.