Title: Supply chain management for two-level trade credit financing with selling price dependent demand under the effect of preservation technology

Authors: Aditya Shastri; S.R. Singh; Dharmendra Yadav; Shalley Gupta

Addresses: Department of Mathematics, Banasthali University, Rajasthan, India ' Department of Mathematics, D.N. (P.G.) College, Meerut-U.P., India ' Department of Mathematics, Vardhaman (P.G.) College, Bijnor-U.P., India ' Department of Mathematics, Banasthali University, Rajasthan, India

Abstract: The present paper investigated the economic order quantity inventory model for a retailer under two-levels of trade credit to reflect the supply chain management (SCM). Here, it is assumed that the selling items are perishable such as fruits, fresh fishes, gasoline, photographic films, etc. It is assumed that potential worth of items can be increased by using preservation technology and the retailer's trade credit period (M) offered by the supplier is longer than the customer's trade credit period (N) offered by the retailer. It also assumed that the demand of the customer depends on the selling price of items. Theorems are developed to determine retailer's optimal ordering policies and numerical examples are given to illustrate these theorems. It also observed that Goyal (1985), Shah (1993), Chung (1998) and Huang (2003) are the particular case of our proposed model. In addition, some managerial insights from the numerical examples are also concluded.

Keywords: two-level trade credit; preservation technology; deterioration; supply chain management; SCM; economic order quantity; EOQ; inventory modelling; inventory management; retail industry; perishable goods; potential worth; value; trade credit periods; customer demand; selling price; optimal ordering policies.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPM.2014.064978

International Journal of Procurement Management, 2014 Vol.7 No.6, pp.695 - 718

Received: 11 Jun 2013
Accepted: 07 Oct 2013

Published online: 11 Oct 2014 *

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