Economic order quantity models for items with imperfect quality and emission considerations

Kazemi, Nima and Abdul-Rashid, Salwa Hanim and Ghazilla, Raja Ariffin Raja and Shekarian, Ehsan and Zanoni, Simone (2018) Economic order quantity models for items with imperfect quality and emission considerations. International Journal of Systems Science: Operations & Logistics, 5 (2). pp. 99-115. ISSN 2330-2674, DOI

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Incorporation of quality and environmental concerns in production and inventory models has received considerable attention in the inventory management literature; however, researchers studied these topics mostly independently. Thus, it is required to jointly incorporate those two relevant aspects in a single research to support decisions, compare the results and obtain new insights for complexities in practice. This paper takes a step in this line of thought and revisits some economic order quantity (EOQ) models with imperfect quality from a sustainable point of view. The objective is to investigate the impact of emission costs on the replenishment order sizes and the total profit of a buyer (retailer) in an imperfect supply process, where the buyer receives the batches containing a percentage of imperfect quality items. First, an EOQ model with imperfect quality items and emission costs, which are the result of warehousing and waste disposal activities, is formulated. Next, the model is extended to account for the situations where the buyer considers different areas for stocking the imperfect and good quality items, learning occurs in imperfect quality and the inspection process at the buyer's end contains error. The developed models are tested numerically and compared to investigate the optimal policies considering emission costs.

Item Type: Article
Funders: University of Malaya: grant RP033B-15AET
Uncontrolled Keywords: EOQ; sustainability; carbon emission; imperfect quality; learning; inspection error
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2019 07:48
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2019 07:48

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