Multiple lotsizing with random common-cause yield and rigid demand

Abraham Grosfeld-Nir, Yigal Gerchak

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When yield is random and production is in lots, several successive lots may need to be attempted in order to satisfy a rigid demand. This problem is investigated using the 'stochastically proportional' yield concept which does not assume independence of units in a lot. The functional equation is shown to have explicit and highly interpretable solutions in some cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)383-387
Number of pages5
JournalOperations Research Letters
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1990
Externally publishedYes


  • applications
  • dynamic programming
  • inventory/production
  • stochastic


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