An inventory model with trade-credit policy and variable deterioration for fixed lifetime products

Biswajit Sarkar, Sharmila Saren, Leopoldo Eduardo Cárdenas-Barrón

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The purpose of this study is two-fold. The first is to consider supplier’s and retailer’s trade-credit policy for fixed lifetime products and the second is to extend Mahata’s 2012 model with time varying deterioration where Mahata (Expert Syst Appl 39(3): 3537–3550, 2012) wrote exponential deterioration but actually he considered constant deterioration. We assume that the suppliers offer full trade-credit to retailers but retailers offer partial trade-credit to their customers. Some numerical examples along with graphical representations are given to illustrate the model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)677-702
Number of pages26
JournalAnnals of Operations Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Decision Sciences(all)
  • Management Science and Operations Research

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