This work provides a comprehensive analysis of a general periodic review production/inventory model with random (variable) yield. Existence of a order point whose value does not depend on yield being random is proved in the single period case without specifying the yield model and using a very general cost structure. When yield is a random multiple of lot size, the nonorder-up-to optimal policy is characterized for a finite-horizon model. The finite-horizon value functions are shown to converge to the solution of an infinite-horizon functional equation, and the infinite-horizon order point is shown to be no smaller than when yield is certain.
|Number of pages||10|
|State||Published - 1990|