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A Fuzzy EPQ Model for Non-Instantaneous Deteriorating Items where Production Depends on Demand which is Proportional to Population, Selling Price as well as Advertisement

Abhishek Kanti Biswas, Sahidul Islam


The inventory system has been drawing more intrigue because this system deals with the decision that minimizes the total average cost or maximizes the total average profit. For any farm, the demand for any items depends upon population, selling price and frequency of advertisement etc. Most of the model, it is assumed that deterioration of any item in inventory starts from the beginning of their production. But in reality, many goods are maintaining their good quality or original condition for some time. So, price discount is availed for defective items. Our target is to calculate the total optimal cost and the optimal inventory level for this inventory model in a crisp and fuzzy environment. Here Holding cost taken as constant and no-shortages are allowed. The cost parameters are considered as Triangular Fuzzy Numbers and to defuzzify the model Signed Distance Method is applied. A numerical example of the optimal solution is given to clarify the model. The changes of different parameters effect on the optimal total cost are presented and sensitivity analysis is given.

JEL Classification: C44, Y80, C61

Mathematics Subject Classification: 90B05


EPQ Inventory; Non-Instantaneous Deterioration; Demand dependent Production; Defuzzification; Signed Distance Method

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