Two-level lot-sizing with inventory bounds

Siao-Leu Phouratsamay 1 Safia Kedad-Sidhoum 1 Fanny Pascual 1
1 RO - Recherche Opérationnelle
LIP6 - Laboratoire d'Informatique de Paris 6
Abstract : We study a two-level uncapacitated lot-sizing problem with inventory bounds that occurs in a supply chain composed of a supplier and a retailer. The first level with the demands is the retailer level and the second one is the supplier level. The aim is to minimize the cost of the supply chain so as to satisfy the demands when the quantity of item that can be held in inventory at each period is limited. The inventory bounds can be imposed at the retailer level, at the supplier level or at both levels. We propose a polynomial dynamic programming algorithm to solve this problem when the inventory bounds are set on the retailer level. When the inventory bounds are set on the supplier level, we show that the problem is NP-hard. We give a pseudo-polynomial algorithm which solves this problem when there are inventory bounds on both levels. In the case where demand lot-splitting is not allowed, i.e. each demand has to be satisfied by a single order, we prove that the uncapacitated lot-sizing problem with inventory bounds is strongly NP-hard. This implies that the two-level lot-sizing problems with inventory bounds are also strongly NP-hard when demand lot-splitting is considered.
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Siao-Leu Phouratsamay, Safia Kedad-Sidhoum, Fanny Pascual. Two-level lot-sizing with inventory bounds. Discrete Optimization, Elsevier, In press, ⟨10.1016/j.disopt.2018.05.001⟩. ⟨hal-01817667⟩

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