In this paper, an optimal replenishment inventory policy for imperfect quality items is presented with a selling price-dependent demand under inflationary conditions using a discounted cash flow (DCF) approach. Due to the presence of defectives in the system, all items go through a 100% inspection process. However, the screening process is also considered to be imperfect and involves errors, namely Type-I and Type-II. In addition, shortages are allowed and are partially backlogged. An optimal solution for the proposed model is derived by maximizing the expected profit function by jointly optimizing three decision variables: selling price, order quantity, and backorder level. To validate the theoretical results, a numerical example along with comprehensive sensitivity analysis is offered. The model has pertinence in industries like textiles, electronics, furniture, footwear, automobiles, and plastics.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Theoretical Computer Science
- Computer Science Applications
- Management Science and Operations Research