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Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society
Volume 2010 (2010), Article ID 189017, 14 pages
Research Article

A Production Model for Deteriorating Inventory Items with Production Disruptions

Yong He1 and Ju He2

1School of Economics and Management, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, China
2School of Management and Engineering, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, China

Received 27 January 2010; Revised 4 June 2010; Accepted 14 July 2010

Academic Editor: Aura Reggiani

Copyright © 2010 Yong He and Ju He. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Disruption management has recently become an active area of research. In this study, an extension is made to consider the fact that some products may deteriorate during storage. A production-inventory model for deteriorating items with production disruptions is developed. Then the optimal production and inventory plans are provided, so that the manufacturer can reduce the loss caused by disruptions. Finally, a numerical example is used to illustrate the model.