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Inventory Control Example in PTC Mathcad

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Inventory Control Example in PTC Mathcad

By Piet Watté

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About this worksheet:

  • Solves a classic example of an inventory control problem with uncertain demand using PTC Mathcad 
  • Applicable in operational research across all industries 
  • Performs cost per unit of positive inventory, cost per unit of unsatisfied demand, demand, calculus, standard normal distribution function, random number generation, standard deviation, histograms, etc

This worksheet using PTC Mathcad shows you how to solve a classical inventory control problem commonly found in operational research. Specifically, the example is of a news vendor who wants to determine the number of copies of a journal he has to source from a publisher each week by looking at cost, loss, and demand. 

This worksheet is broken down into four sections:

  • Introduction 
  • Analytical calculation 
  • Numerical calculation 
  • Additional exercise

Each section provides you with valuable background, data, and step by step procedure on how you might solve. At the end of the worksheet the data is plotted on a histogram and in a line graph to demonstrate the solution graphically.

Download and explore this worksheet yourself! You can download a free lifetime copy of PTC Mathcad Express and get 30 days of full functionality.