یک روش عددی برای کنترل موجودی مشکل بهینه چند هدفه برای بدتر شدن چند آیتم در زیر تورم فازی و تنزیل
|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|5371||2008||14 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||7337 کلمه|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Computers & Mathematics with Applications, Volume 55, Issue 8, April 2008, Pages 1794–1807
The optimal production and advertising policies for an inventory control system of deteriorating multi-items under a single management are formulated with resource constraints under inflation and discounting in fuzzy environment. Here, the deterioration of the items and depreciation of sales are at a constant rate. Deteriorated items are salvaged and the effect of inflation and time value of money are taken into consideration. The inflation and discount rates are assumed to be imprecise and represented by fuzzy numbers. These imprecise quantities are first transformed to corresponding intervals and then following interval mathematics, the related objective function is changed to respective multi-objective functions. Using Utility Function Method (UFM), the multi-objective problem is changed to a single objective problem. Here, the production and advertisement rates are unknown and considered as control(decision) variables. The production, advertisement and demand rates are functions of time tt. The total profit which consists of the sales proceeds, production cost, inventory holding cost and advertisement cost is formulated as an optimal control problem and evaluated numerically using UFM and generalized reduced gradient (GRG) technique. Finally numerical experiment, sensitivity analysis and graphical representation are provided to illustrate the system. For the present model, expressions and graphical results are presented when the rates of advertisement are constant.
From financial standpoint, an inventory represents a capital investment and must compete with other assets within the firm’s limited capital funds. Most of the classical inventory models did not take into account the effects of inflation and time value of money. This has happened mostly because of the belief that inflation and time value of money will not influence the cost and price components (i.e., the inventory policy) to any significant degree. But, during the last few decades, due to high inflation and consequent sharp decline in the purchasing power of money in the developing countries like Brazil, Argentina, India, Bangladesh, etc., the financial situation has been changed and so it is not possible to ignore the effect of inflation and time value of money any further. Following Buzacott , Misra  has extended the approach to different inventory models with finite replenishment, shortages, etc. by considering the time value of money, different inflation rates for the costs. Also Lo et al.  developed an integrated production-inventory model with a varying rate of deterioration under imperfect production process, partial backordering and inflation. In the recent decades, multi-item classical inventory problems were approached by formulating proper mathematical models that considered the factors in real world situations, such as the deterioration of inventory items, depreciation of sales, advertising policies, effects of inflation and time value of money, etc. Deterioration is applicable to many inventory items in practice, like vegetables, rice, medicine, fruits, etc. Recently, Chang and Dye , Papachristos and Skouri , Maity and Maiti  and others formulated EOQ models of deteriorating items with time-varying demand. Also Goyal and Giri  have presented a review article on the recent trends in modeling with deteriorating items listing all important publications in this area up to 2001. Again, some researchers (Cho  and others) have assumed depreciation rate of sales as a function of time, tt. This assumption is supported by a general fact that, as time goes on, a firm usually faces more competition (thus it may lose its sales at an increasing rate). Again, to boost up the sale, the management goes for advertisement and thus advertisement policy plays an important role in increasing the demand. Also, a promotional cost (cf. Datta et al. ) is introduced to provide the advertisement that increase the demand of an item. In the case of multi-item inventory models, it is possible to study each item separately as long as there is no interactions between the items. However, in general, interaction exist between the items, such as, limited warehouse space, available capital for investment, etc. The production period of the seasonable products such as winter garments, etc. is normally finite. Moreover, in a production firm, production is discontinued once the level of the stock in godown is such that it is sufficient to fulfill the demand up to the end of the time period. In a manufacturing system, the physical output (i.e., product) of a firm depends upon the combination of several product factors. These factors are (a) raw material (b) technical knowledge (c) production procedure (d) firm size (e) nature of the organization (f) quality of the product etc. Due to the changes of these factors, production rate and unit production cost are changed too. In the classical production lot size models, both production rate and unit production cost are assumed to be constant and dependent on each other. Several OR scientists developed inventory models for a single product or multiple products taking constant or variable production rate (as a function of demand and/or on hand inventory). In this connection, one may refer to the works of Misra , Mandal and Maiti . In their models, the production cost is taken as constant. However, manufacturing flexibility has become much more important to firms and less expensive to acquire. Different types of flexibility in the manufacturing system have been identified in the literature among which volume flexibility is the most important one. Volume flexibility of a manufacturing system is defined as its ability to be operated profitably at different overall output levels. Khouja  developed an economic production lot size model under volume flexibility where unit production cost depends upon the raw material used, labour force engaged and tool wear-out cost incurred. Here, unit production cost is a function of production rate. If the production is more, the production related to some constant expenditures are spread over the number of produced units and hence the unit production cost decreases with the increase of produced units. Moreover, some expenditures do not increase linearly with the produced quantity. Bhandari and Sharma  extended the work of Khouja  including the marketing cost and taking a generalized unit cost function. However, because of the dynamic nature of the manufacturing environment, the static models may not be adequate in analyzing the behavior of such systems. Dynamic models of production-inventory systems are available in many references (cf. Hu and Loulou , Worell and Hall , Chandra and Bahner , Misra , Maity and Maiti  and others). In 1965, the first publication in fuzzy set theory by Zadeh  showed the intention to accommodate uncertainty in the non-stochastic sense. After that Bellman and Zadeh  defined a fuzzy decision making problem as the confluence of fuzzy objectives and constraints operated by max–min operators. Zimmermann  developed a tolerance approach to transform a fuzzy decision making problem to a regular crisp optimization problem and showed that it can be solved to obtain a unique exact optimal solution with highest membership degree using classical optimization algorithms. Recently, fuzzy set theoretic has been applied to several fields like project network, reliability, production planning, inventory problems, etc. Roy and Maiti , Mahapatra and Maiti  and others have solved the classical EOQ models in fuzzy environment. Now-a-days, some inventory problems have been developed by considering fuzzy demand, fuzzy production quantity and/or fuzzy deterioration by several researchers (cf. Yao and Wu , Dey et al.  and others). Though multi-objective decision making (MODM) problems have been formulated and solved in many other areas like air pollution, structural analysis, till now very few papers on MODM have been published in the field of optimal inventory control. Padmanabhan and Vrat  formulated an inventory problem of deteriorating items with two objectives — minimization of total average cost and wastage cost in crisp environment and solved by nonlinear goal programming method. Roy and Maiti  formulated an inventory problem of deteriorating items with two objectives, namely, maximizing total average profit and minimizing total waste cost in fuzzy environment. In his paper, advertising and production policies are developed for a deteriorating multi-item inventory control problem. The system is under the control of fuzzy inflation and discounting. Deterioration and sales depreciation rates are assumed to be constant. The salvage value of deteriorated items is included. The warehouse to store the items is of limited capacity and the investment is also limited. The relevant inventory costs like production, holding, advertisement and promotional cost are considered. The profit out of the total proceeds is evaluated and maximized. This maximization problem is formulated as an optimal control problem and solved numerically using UFM and GRG technique (cf. Gabriel and Ragsdell ). Optimum production and stock level are determined with different types of advertising policies for different items. The model is illustrated through numerical example. The sensitivity analysis is also presented in this paper. The results are pictorially depicted.
نتیجه گیری انگلیسی
The present paper deals with the optimum production and advertising policy for a multi-item production-inventory system with deteriorating units, depreciation rate of sales, salvage value of deteriorated items, space capacity constraint, investment constraint and dynamic demand under the imprecise inflation and time discounting environment. Also some ideas such as (i) optimal control production problem for deteriorating multi-items, (ii) advertisement-dependent demand, (iii) dynamic production function, (iv) production-quantity-dependent unit cost and (v) imprecise inflation and imprecise depreciation in many value have been introduced for the first time. In the solution approach, the new ideas are: (i) using interval mathematics for fuzzy numbers for their crisp value. In this connection, the Lemma 1 with an interval power of exponential has been reduced to an interval for the first time. As already mentioned earlier, for the first time, a new type of utility function with individual optimum values has been defined and used to convert multi-objective problem to a single objective one in an inventory control system. The formulation and analysis presented here can be extended to other production-inventory problems with different types of demand, advertisement, deterioration, defect, price discount, etc.