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International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 2010, Article ID 137428, 9 pages
Research Article

A Lot-Size Model for Deteriorating Items under Conditions of a One-Time Only Extended Credit Period

Department of Mathematics, Gujarat University, Gujarat, Ahmedabad 380 009, India

Received 16 July 2009; Accepted 20 January 2010

Academic Editor: Dalibor Froncek

Copyright © 2010 Nita H. Shah. 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.


Now-a-days, the offer of credit period to the customer for settling the account for the units purchased by the supplier is considered to be the most beneficial policy. In this article, an attempt is made to formulate the mathematical model for a customer to determine optimal special cycle time when the supplier offers the special extended credit period for one time only during a special period. A decision policy for a retailer is developed to find optimal special cycle time. The theoretical results and effects of various parameters are studied by appropriate dataset.