An inventory system for deteriorating products, with ramp-type demand rate, under two-level trade credit policy is considered. Shortages are allowed and partially backlogged. Sufficient conditions of the existence and uniqueness of the optimal replenishment policy are provided, and an algorithm, for its determination, is proposed. Numerical examples highlight the obtained results, and sensitivity analysis of the optimal solution with respect to major parameters of the system is carried out.
Darzanou, G., & Skouri, K. (2011). An Inventory System for Deteriorating Products with Ramp-Type Demand Rate under Two-Level Trade Credit Financing. Advances in Decision Sciences, 2011, 1–15. https://doi.org/10.1155/2011/761961