An integrated vendor-buyer model with quadratic demand under inspection policy and preservation technology

Pervin M., Roy S. K. , Weber G.

HACETTEPE JOURNAL OF MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS, cilt.49, ss.1168-1189, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 49 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.15672/hujms.476056
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1168-1189


An integrated vendor-buyer model for deteriorating items is formulated in this study. To control deterioration rate, the vendor adopts preservation technology. Shortages are allowed for both vendor and buyer. During shortage period, the vendor simply doubles the production rate to meet the demand of buyer. The vendor's demand during non-shortage period follows a constant rate but, the demand is a quadratic decreasing function of time in shortage period. The buyer's demand is a quadratic increasing function of time when shortage does not occur but at shortages period, the demand is constant. The buyer accepts an inspection policy for imperfect product. Total cost is calculated for both the model and integrated system. Thereafter, the model is solved by minimizing the total cost. Numerical examples are given to show the applicability of the model. A sensitivity analysis is done to display the realistic applicability of our model and method.