Newsboy Problem: Viability of Optimal Initial Selling Price and Ordering Policies in the Presence of Exogenous Price Decline and Random Lead Time
RAIRO - Operations Research - Recherche Opérationnelle, Volume 47 (2013) no. 4, pp. 371-394.

Analysis of empirical sales data lead us to consider newsboy model for four practical market conditions arising from the presence/absence of stochastic lead time and exogenous linear temporal decline in selling price when distribution of the stochastic demand depends upon initial selling price. Viability of the solutions is discussed for three strategies of obtaining optimal initial selling price and/or ordering quantity. Numerical studies are conducted to assess the effects of lead time and price decline.

DOI: 10.1051/ro/2013044
Classification: 91B24
Keywords: stochastic lead-time, exogenous price decline, pricing, initial selling price, viable policies
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Meitei, Ningombam Sanjib; Banerjee, Snigdha. Newsboy Problem: Viability of Optimal Initial Selling Price and Ordering Policies in the Presence of Exogenous Price Decline and Random Lead Time. RAIRO - Operations Research - Recherche Opérationnelle, Volume 47 (2013) no. 4, pp. 371-394. doi : 10.1051/ro/2013044. http://archive.numdam.org/articles/10.1051/ro/2013044/

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