Determination of the optimum batch quantity [EBQ] if the demand is known and uniform with a finite rate of replenishment
of the optimum batch quantity [EBQ] if the demand is known and uniform with a
finite rate of replenishment
An Illustration: Consider the example, which is
given in the Model
that you are requiring Rs. 100 per day and in a month your demand is Rs. 3000/-
to manage your requirements. Again, you may get your required amount
immediately. Only the change is, instead of giving your demand Rs. 3000/- in a
single stroke, your parents decided to give the sum in such a way that first 20
days, you will be given with Rs. 150/-per day out of which Rs. 100/- per day is
incurred and every day you have to save Rs. 50/- for the first twenty days, and
you will not be given any amount after 20th. The remaining days in the month,
you will start using the ‘savings’.
If we consider companies such as Hyundai, Maruti
and other bigger automobiles, they use to follow this kind of ‘constant rate of
replenishment’ instead of instantaneous replenishment. If a truck manufacturer
who is placing an order of 10,000 Tires would appreciate the concept of finite
rate of fulfilling the orders rather than getting all the 10,000 Tires in a
single stroke. He may save a lot in keeping smaller warehouse(s) capital locked
in inventory is minimal. For the supplier also, he finds it convenient to
sending the quantities in batches rather than bulk dispatches.
Solution Let us have the following
known and uniform 2.
be the rate of demand per unit of time. 3.
are not permitted. 4.
is replenished at the rate of ‘k’ units per unit of time. 5.
supply of the items be instantaneous. 6.
Let Q be
the EBQ for each cycle. 8.
Let Cs be
the set up cost per cycle. 9.
Let C1 be
the holding cost per unit, per unit Let us
divide the total time say 1-year into ‘n’ equal parts, each of duration‘t’. Therefore n * t = 1 Let us further divide time ‘t’
into 2 parts, say t1 and t2 such that (1) Inventory
is building up at a constant rate of ‘k-r’ units per unit time during t1. (2)
There is no replenishment during time t2 and the inventory is decreasing at the
rate of ‘r’ units per unit time. At the end of time t1, let S
be the level of the inventory and at the end of time t2, zero is the level of
inventory. The graph is as follows:
Example-1 Gee. Vee. Bearing Ltd has to supply 10000 bearings
per day to a SMS Automobiles Ltd., who is assembling some of the components of
an automobile company. Mr. Stephen, who is production in-charge, finds that
when he starts a production run, he can produce 25000 bearings per day. The
cost of holding a bearing in stock per year is 12 paise and the set up cost of
a production run is Rs. 1800/= How frequently should the production run be made,
and what is the optimum quantity to be produced.
Example-2 S.G. Computers is assembling 50 personal computers
per day. The demand occurs at the rate of 25 per day. If the procurement cost
of components costs the firm Rs. 250 per batch and the holding cost of a
quality checked and packaged computers in warehouse is Rs. 10 per unit per day.
Find the economic batch size for one run, assuming the shortages are not
permitted. Find the minimum total cost for one run if the cost of the one personal
computer is Rs. 15000.
Example-3 Shriram Industries, a manufacturer of television
cabinets, has to supply his customers 24000 units of television cabinets
(shells alone) per year. And, the company can produce the shells at a rate of
3000 per month. The cost of one preparation of the equipments for the
production run is Rs. 500/- and the holding cost of one cabinet per month is 15
paisa. Determine the optimum manufacturing quantity, optimum interval between
the set ups and total cost, if the cost of one cabinet is Rs. 775/-
Example-4 Ram Publications finds that demand for their
Operations Research books is 24000 books per year. The book publisher can print
4500 copies of the book in a month. The set up cost per set up is Rs. 350/- The
rental for the warehouse is Rs. 700 per month. For the books, he pays Rs. 150
as insurance premium per month. He appointed a Storekeeper who can handle all
the transactions as well as physical handling of the books, for which he pays
Rs. 1500 as salary. Find the EOQ for the above production schedule.
Example-5 SMS Motor Company, the 2-wheeler manufacturer
producing 2,50,000 units of mopeds per annum. The company is having its own
tyre-manufacturing unit, which is producing tyres for internal consumption as
well as acting as ‘Original Equipment Manufacturer’ for several 2-wheelers
manufacturers in India. The tyre-manufacturing unit is in a possession to
manufacture 20,000 tyres per day as far as any model is concerned and, will be
in a position to produce 8,500 tyres per day as far as internal requirements
are concerned. Whenever, the production operations starts on one specific type
or model, again to produce a new model we have to re set the equipments which
will costs Rs. 2500/ per setting. To hold one tyre in inventory, the company
has to incur Rs. 100 per year. Assuming 250 working days per year, what will be
the optimum manufacturing quantity?
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