A single supplier-single retailer system with an order-up-to level inventory policy

Solyali O., SÜRAL H.

OPERATIONS RESEARCH LETTERS, vol.36, no.5, pp.543-546, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.orl.2008.05.005
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.543-546
  • Keywords: Lot-sizing, Order-up-to level inventory policy, Dynamic programming, MODEL
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


We consider a two-level vendor-managed system in which external demand occurs only at a retailer and a supplier replenishes the retailer employing an order-up-to S policy over T periods. We present an O(T-3) algorithm to coordinate the system when S is known. We also show that S can be optimized in O(aT(3)) time for an input parameter a. (c) 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.