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    Stereo & Electronic manufactures stereo equipment. For different parts needed in a stereo, S&E has the option of either producing it in the in-house facility or buying it from outside. S&E is trying to decide what policy to follow for one such component. The outside supplier has a lead-time of 35 days and the mean demand for the part during that lead-time is 700 units. The different costs associated with production and outside ordering are summarized below.

    Production: Annual production rate = 9000 units. Set up cost = $100/set up. Unit cost of the product = $18.

    Outside: Ordering cost = $90/order, Unit cost of the product = $20.

    Assume the annual holding cost to be 25% of the unit cost of the product and 250 days of operation per year in both the cases.
    Option 1: In-house production
    Product cost (C1) = $18 per unit
    Ordering cost for option 1 (S1) = $100 per order
    Inventory carrying cost for option 1 (I1) = 25%*$18 = $4.5 per unit per year

    Option 2: Outsourced production
    Product cost (C2) = $20 per unit
    Ordering cost for option 2 (S2) = $90 per order
    Inventory carrying cost for option 2 (I2) = 25%*$20 = $5 per unit per year

    a. What is the total annual demand? (Hint: What is the demand for 35 days? For 250 days?)
    The demand during lead time given is deterministic, no variation ...

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    Inventory management Word document contains calculations of EOQ annual demand, the number of production runs and number of orders in a year for the production and purchase scenario respectively and reorder point.

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