Case Study: UPD Manufacturing

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Case: UPD Manufacturing


Demand, d = 6
Ordering Interval, OI = 89
Ordering cost, S = $32
Holding Cost/Carrying Cost, H = $.08

As there is no demand variability, the formula for quantity is: Q = d (LT + OI) – A
(as there is no safety stock) ------- A - ROP (Reorder point) We know, A = d * LT, so the fixed order interval order quantity equation Q becomes

Q = (d * LT) + (d * OI) – (d * LT) * Q = d * OI = (6) (89) = 534 units Therefore, ordering at six-week intervals requires an order quantity of 534 units. Now, the optimal order quantity is determined by using EOQ equation. Q = sqrt(2dS/H) = sqrt[(2*89*32)/.08] = 266.833 (or) 267

The weekly total cost based on optimal order quantity EOQ is given
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