We revisit the classical inventory model for which (s,S) policies are optimal. We consider the finite and infinite horizon versions of the lost sales problem. New structural properties are developed for the optimal policy and cost function. These properties are then used to develop computational schemes for the lost sales problem with Erlang demands.
- (s,S) policies
- Lost sales
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Management Science and Operations Research
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
- Applied Mathematics