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    Operations Management: The bookstore at Tech

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    The bookstore at Tech purchases jackets emblazoned with the school name and logo from a vendor. The vendor sells the jackets to the store for $38 apiece. The cost to the bookstore for placing an order is $120, and the annual carrying cost is 25% of the cost of a jacket. The bookstore manager estimates that 1700 jackets will be sold during the year. The vendor has offered the bookstore the following volume discount schedule:

    Order Size Discount
    1-299 0%
    300-499 2%
    500-799 4%
    800+ 5%

    What is the bookstore's optimal order quantity, given this quantity discount information?

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    Solution Summary

    The answer provides the bookstore's optimal order quantity, based on the quantity discount information.