Buy-More stocks color graphics monitors. The daily demand is normally distributed with a mean of 1.6 monitors and a standard deviation of 0.4 monitors. The lead time to receive an order from the manufacturer is a constant 15 days.
a. Determine the reorder point that will achieve a 98% service level. ( z value = 2.05).
b. What is the reorder point if the lead time is not consistent at 15 days, but has a standard deviation of 0.5 days?
(12 points). OfficeMax is considering using the Internet to order printers from Hewlett-Packard. The change is expected to make the cost of placing orders drop to almost nothing, although the lead time will remain the same. Using EOQ, ROP, and the TAC formulas, what happens to?
(Hint: Using the previous formulas plus the Total Cost (TAC) formula from p. 337).
a. The order quantity?
b. The holding costs for the year?
c. The ordering costs for the year?
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